Something happens in that moment when Margot Tenenbaum (Gwyneth Paltrow) steps off the Green Line bus and the soft strum of Nico’s “These Days” flutters. Light suddenly fills her space, and time drags as she comes back to Richie (Luke Wilson), the brother she hasn’t seen in years. Each step feels eternal and Richie watches unmoving, his impassive gaze telling us far more than any dialogue or exposition. It’s a towering moment, showing us a director with, among many, many other talents, the ability to construct beautiful cinema. Character, setting, light, sound, time; all just elements that Wes Anderson has blended to a moment glancing at perfection. It can take your breath away.