Is Isle Of Dogs one of Wes Anderson’s best movies, or just his most overtly political?

On today’s episode of Film Club, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky sit down to discuss the delightful Isle Of Dogs, Wes Anderson’s second foray into stop-motion after 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Set off the coast of the fictional Japanese metropolis Megasaki, Dogs imagines a dystopian…

On an Isle Of Dogs, Wes Anderson uses stop-motion to construct one of his most wondrous worlds

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Dogs do not have it easy in the bright, glorious dollhouse worlds of Wes Anderson. Think of Buckley, beloved beagle of the youngest Tenenbaums, run down in the prime of his life. Or poor Snoopy, impaled casualty of the boy-scouts war raging across a woodland moonrise kingdom. (Who’s to say if he was a good dog, but he…

Let's revisit Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson's last stop-motion masterpiece

The upcoming Isle Of Dogs looks wonderful, with a post-apocalyptic world full of garbage, dogs, and celebrated character actors offering wry asides over ’60s British Invasion B-sides, presumably. It’s also, for director Wes Anderson, a return to the stop-motion animation style of his 2009 sleeper classic Fantastic Mr.

Please enjoy some food porn shot in the style of Michael Bay and Wes Anderson

There’s a fine art to making food look good on film, and it is pretty distant from the fine art of actually making food taste good. The cheeseburger you buy from a fast food joint looks nothing like the advertisement, for example, but it sure will taste the way you want it to. In this capacity, it shows the distance…