Nov 23, 2011 | 11:15 am
On the occasion of the Pop Almanac's tenth episode, your hosts present the first Master List.
Since Brendan and Duncan are proven nerds and list afficianados, in this feature they've combined list-making powers with complicated arithmetic to make a definitive countdown of the work of a notable pop culture figure.
The first choice is director Wes Anderson, one of the most influential and idiosyncratic filmmakers working today. After parsing out the supposed backlash against Anderson's very specific, somewhat repitive style, you hosts countdown his six feature films from worst to best, or from least favorite to clear masterpieces, with multiple digressions along the way—what's the difference between a family film and a kids' film? Why is Jason Schwartzman so annoying these days? How long can George Clooney coast along on his charm?
All these answers and a critical consensus of the best Wes Anderson film await!
Stream the episode below or right click here to download.
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