My weekly Criterion series covers Wes Anderson’s first big breakout hit: Rushmore.
Writing about Wes Anderson is difficult, because even as a fan I don’t think he does a whole lot that’s different in each movie. So instead of doing a big director project, I’ll just do individual movies as I come to them, and focus on the things that make them stand out to me.
In Rushmore’s case? A focus on Olivia Williams’ character and the way Rushmore depicts typical masculine tropes about romance and love in film.
I think it’s good stuff, so please check it out!