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Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

06 Jul, 2018
1 hrs 41 mins
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When Executive Decree sends all the canine pets of Megasaki City into exile to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari Kobayashi, a 12-year-old boy sets off alone in a miniature Junior- Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of entire Prefecture.
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Set in a dystopian future, the mayor of the fictional Japanese city Megasaki, banishes all the dogs in the region to an abandoned island after a canine-flu virus infects them. ...Read full review
If you look at director Wes Anderson`s filmography (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), you will notice that each of his films progressively become more nuanced and detailed. With his latest film `Isle of Dogs`, Anderson manages to merge his unique style with the Japanese culture and art and it works seamlessly. `Isle of Dogs` shows Anderson at his full creative power, expanding his capabilities, and giving us something truly brilliant. ...Read full review
After an epidemic of snout fever and dog flu, the mayor of a fictional Japanese city Megasaki, Kobayashi (Kunichi Nomura), passes a resolution to banish all dogs to a dumping ground called Trash Island. The first dog to be dumped there is the protection companion of the mayor`s nephew, Atari (Koyu Rankin). Atari musters up the courage to hijack a plane and rescue his dog. ...Read full review
It is said that only a handful of working American filmmakers can demand final cut on their movies and Wes Anderson - the director of Isle of Dogs - is one of them. The others, depending on whom you believe, include David Fincher - who refused to release The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in India because he wouldnt allow the CBFC to butcher it - and Woody Allen - who did not allow the CBFC to put an anti-smoking warning on Blue Jasmine. ...Read full review
Having been underwhelmed by Wes Andersons previous animated feature, Fantastic Mr Fox (in which the universality of Roald Dahls source succumbed to a whiff of arch adult smugness), I approached this latest stop-motion epic with trepidation. Indeed the very concept sick dogs abandoned on a Japanese garbage island seemed so self-consciously quirky that at first I thought the teaser trailer was a hoax. Yet Isle of Dogs is a delight: funny, touching and full of heartfelt warmth and wit. ...Read full review
Several scenes in Wes Andersons charming new film Isle of Dogs beg a second viewing, but none more than the one in which a bento box is being prepared. The hand holding a knife works in quick, sharp cuts, almost dancer-like in grace, as it slices fish and other seafood and arranges the sushi. All of this is done in breathtaking stop-motion animation. Its an unforgettable sequence in Andersons heartfelt ode to dogs, loyalty, and the bond of friendship. ...Read full review