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Screens: Moonrise Kingdom
The way Wes Anderson sets up his surreal, often abstract shots has become his calling card. He is not afraid of a dolly, nor a slow-motion cast-walking sequence. He is in epic form in Moonrise Kingdom, where the community of Penzance Island chase after a lovelorn 12-year-old couple.
It is funny and also reminds you exactly what it is to be 12; dramatic, romantic, fearless and wild. Watching it, you can’t help but wish your parents were Bill Murray and Frances McDormand and the local policeman a solitary Bruce Willis. Jason Schwartzman makes a very brilliant cameo as a bad-boy scoutmaster.
Compulsory viewing, if only for the best pen pal sequence put to screen.