Movie Review: ISLE OF DOGS – Charming, funny, and typical of Anderson’s style, but I’m not exactly sure who it’s meant for.

I have a love/hate relationship with Wes Anderson’s movies.  On the plus side, I’m a huge fan of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, and I enjoyed Moonrise Kingdom, but I flat out hated (and couldn’t finish) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.  This kind of black and white reaction to his movies hasn’t made him a must-see filmmaker for me, and it’s why I haven’t gone through his catalogue with the same kind of enthusiasm I have for directors such as David Fincher.  When you add to that the fact that I’m not a fan of animated features either, I avoided The Fantastic Mr. Fox.  Why, then, did I bother with Isle of Dogs, his latest?  Mostly, I wanted to see what the controversy was all about.

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