Wes Anderson

The second time is still the charm in the exquisite 'Paddington 2'

The second time is still the charm in the exquisite 'Paddington 2'

At one point in the new film that (ahem) bears his name, Paddington Brown, the Peruvian-born, London-dwelling ursine hero with the blue coat and floppy red hat, rattles off the recipe for an unusually large quantity of marmalade.

It would be criminal to say too much about the reasons for this impractical assignment, or the silly, utterly captivating outcome of Paddington’s rare foray into the culinary arts. Suffice to say that he will need a lot of help, a lot of sugar and about a thousand oranges to pull it off.

This thoroughly delightful movie, for its part, always seems to be following its own carefully worked-out recipe to the letter. It does this not out of timidity or...

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