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Mark Suszko
Isle of Dogs
on Aug 29, 2018 at 9:39:26 pm

The most Wes Anderson-y Wes Anderson movie yet. With plenty of homages to the styles of Kurosawa and Miyazaki.

A generous portion of the film is in un-subtitled Japanese, forcing you to pay close attention to get the emotional subtext, if not the specific dialogue, of the characters. It wasn't too hard to follow.

The stop-motion in this really grabbed me... maybe not as much as it did in the resplendent Kubo, but in a different way. Some of the character designs were so expressive, even for minor characters, it just took my breath away.

If you liked any of Wes' films, this one is a must-see as well. If you're not a Wes fan... well, first,

-what's wrong with you ?

...but second, this is probably not going to entertain you all that much and you'll get distracted matching the celebrity voice-overs to their characters. If you liked Fantastic Mr. Fox, this will feel like a sequel.

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