Deborah Ross

You’ll tire of the wackiness and the whimsy: The French Dispatch reviewed

Wes Anderson's latest features a host of stars but it’s a case of blink and you’ll miss them

Too much time and attention has been given to the aesthetics and almost none to putting some heart and soul into the film. Credit: courtesy of searchlight pictures. © 2021 20th century studios all rights reserved

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