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Using Deception for Good in Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) revolves around Mr. Fox (George Clooney), a cunning, somewhat egotistical bird thief. The film is a dry, witty comedy suitable for both children and adults; however, it’s greatest interest is the portrayal of a morally gray character. Anderson sets up expectations for Mr. Fox’s character in the opening scene, […]

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Screengem: Bingham’s Backpack (Up in the Air, 2009)

Up in the Air overflows with evocative objects. There is the sleek hand luggage that Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) calculates saves him a week a year (a week’s worth of hours being what anyone who flies as often as he does would waste checking in a suitcase before each flight). There is the almost mythical […]