20 June 2019
This is one of my Top 5 favourite films of all time. It was the first Wes Anderson film I saw, and I caught it at the cinema during it's initial release back in 2001. This was before the hipster crowd held him up as their cinematic god. It completely blew me away - I'd never seen anything like it. I immediately went out and bought the soundtrack, then Rushmore on DVD (the Criterion Collection edition rules). I've been a devotee ever since. He's made some great films since (Fantastic Mr Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel are up there) but I always come back to this one.