ISLE OF DOGS (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of ****
Rated PG-13
(for thematic elements and some violent images)
Released: April 6, 2018 limited; April 13 expands
Runtime: 101 minutes
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Greta Gerwig, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Frances McDormand, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Koyu Ranklin, F. Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel

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My review of Isle of Dogs, for The Tulsa Voice. The second stop-motion animated feature from writer/director Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox) follows a boy’s rescue attempt of his beloved pet on an island where all dogs have been banished, in a Japanese dystopian future.

Isle of Dogs is “crafted with Anderson’s scrupulous detail, vibrant colors and textures, deadpan erudition, and quixotic ennui, all at an epic scope” in a fable that pits “oppressive power structures against the pure ideals of protagonist underdogs.”

To read my full review, click here.

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