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Movie Details

Title:   Isle of Dogs
Director:   Wes Anderson
Year:   2018
Genre:   Animated
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   12.29.21

Other Movies Seen By This Director (8)
- Bottle Rocket
- The Darjeeling Limited
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- The French Dispatch
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
- Moonrise Kingdom
- The Royal Tenenbaums

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
12.29.21InternetThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2021
Next up we're moving on to a Wes Anderson double feature! For whatever reason, I never saw this when it came out and now that French Dispatch is out I can actually see two new Wes Anderson movies in one sitting. I sometimes feel like Anderson has carved such a niche for himself that his movies have become formulaic, but on the other hand... when you like the formula, who cares? I drink Coke Zero like every day, I'm not sitting here thinking "I wish some cans would switch it up and taste like Pepsi." And it's also not like anyone else is doing Wes Anderson movies so... enough talk, let's go!


I liked this. I don't know why but for whatever reason... maybe because this was semi-crowd funded or whatever, I thought this would not be as good as his usual films. I like Fantastic Mr. Fox quite a bit though, and I liked dogs quite a bit. Guess I was being dumb because this feels every bit as charming as Fox while retaining that insane formalism and symmetry that's in all of Anderson's work.

This one does lean quite heavily into Japan, which makes for wonderful music and excuses to put even more words on screen. It is a little weird that if you squint your ears, Bryan Cranston's voice becomes George Clooney's and this is basically a sequel to Mr. Fox, but whatever. It's still good stuff.

And I'm sure whatever I have to say about Wes Anderson's style can also be said after the next one so we might as well move onto the second half of this double feature and trade Japan for France!
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