11 November 2007

'The Darjeeling Limited'...

...is Wes Anderson's best movie. And that's coming from a guy who loved "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tenenbaums." Saw it last night and spent the rest of the night discussing the film's symbolism and finer points, when we weren't listening to the world's worst rockabilly band at the SoHo.

Don't expect as much humor, although it is funny in parts. And with a trainful of quirky characters, not to mention a cast that includes Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray (small role), and Anjelica Huston, there's no doubt it's an Anderson flick. Really, you don't even know what the film's about until Act III, but it works.

(And in the SoHo's defense, the opening act for The Hot Rods was Atlanta '70s style rockers Adam & the Pinx, who were tight. The singer/guitarist shredded riffs like Jack White. If they could put a singer at the mic who can replicate what Adam does on the six-string, these guys will go places.)

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