Culture 15 October 2009 LFF #6 -- Fantastic Mr Fox From the London Film Festival: Wes Anderson takes on Roald Dahl Print HTML Fantastic Mr Foxdir: Wes Anderson Three reasons this one is worth a watch: puppets, the Beach Boys and Michael Gambon. Roald Dahl may have written the book, but this is very much a Wes Anderson film. In short, Dad leads a family of misfits into disaster after disaster; characters are brutally but amusingly insensitive to one another; there are some nice musical numbers. Nothing, in other words, that Anderson didn't already say in The Royal Tenenbaums, but still -- he says it with style. That's all for now. To find out more, you'll have to read Ryan Gilbey's review in next week's issue . . . › Tony Blair, Iraq and war crimes Daniel Trilling is the Editor of New Humanist magazine. He was formerly an Assistant Editor at the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles The New Statesman's Fundamenta-list: the zeitgeist, then and now How Jo Brand found comedy in the world's most thankless job: social work Why is Britain falling out of love with Valentine’s Day?