***1/2 out of ****
(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
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.”
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