What’s better than one Wes Anderson movie in a year? Two Wes Anderson movies in a year!
The director dazzled us with Asteroid City earlier this summer, and he’s continuing his 2023 streak with a new short film: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Adapted from a short story collection by Roald Dahl, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar introduces us to a rich man (Benedict Cumberbatch) who seeks out a guru who can see without his eyes (Ben Kingsley), all in the hopes of cheating at gambling. Charming performances, intricate sets, and direct addresses to camera ensue.