Isle of Dogs — A fine balance of stylistic endeavour & contemporary political relevance

Written and directed by: Wes Anderson

Story by: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Ed Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson

Following a four-year hiatus, Wes Anderson succeeds his last entry, The Grand Budapest Hotel, with an equally, if not more ambitious, piece of work. Entirely comprised of animated stop-motion figures resembling puppets — the same method used with Fantastic Mr. Fox — Isle of Dogs functions as a trademark of its auteur whilst carrying the equal sophistication and identification as a modern-day socio-political parable. Continue reading “Isle of Dogs — A fine balance of stylistic endeavour & contemporary political relevance”