No, Wes Anderson hasn’t shaken off his preciousness. The costumes, props, and dialogue in Moonrise Kingdom feel artificial and self-conscious. His sets still look like adorable dioramas. But what’s wrong with that? Every movie is an artificial system, with its own mannerisms. And if you pass up Moonrise Kingdom, with its young-Boy-Scout-in-love plot and cockeyed, tall-tale sensibility, you’re cheating yourself out of a fun, funny, beautiful film full of actors you love (Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand) doing excellent work. It’s a summer-vacation-sized war movie—sounds like a perfect Fourth of July flick to me. (See Movie Times)