By: Jessica Goddard A loving tribute to man’s best friend, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs is an imaginative, playful, and visually fascinating stop-motion fable that should appeal to animal lovers of every kind. Endlessly clever and unapologetically fun, this movie keeps you guessing and isn’t afraid to misdirect for the sake of a good twist.
Despite a cast that boasts the talents of Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine), Harvey Keitel (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Bugsy, Pulp Fiction), Tom Hughes (Cemetery Junction), and Rossy de Palma (Julieta, Kika), Madame is a flat and charmless romantic comedy.
By: Trevor Chartrand Director Wes Anderson is at it again with another quirky stop-motion animated feature, his second foray into the genre since 2009’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox. In Isle of Dogs, Anderson’s gone above and beyond to create a clever, stylized, and memorable motion picture.
One of the most unpleasant moviegoing experiences this year takes place far away from any movie theatre. It begins on Netflix, and ends in regret.
By: Mark Barber Youth is Paolo Sorrentino’s follow-up to his Academy Award-winning film The Great Beauty, and his first English feature. I have not seen The Great Beauty, but the constant praise for its Felliniesque style makes sense, given that Youth is just as self-reflexive and oneiric as famed Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini’s films.