Isle of Dogs [Blu-ray]

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E.M. Bristol on 06/11/2018 at 8:48 PM.

Two paws up Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” his new stop motion film, has a grim kickoff indeed. The setting is Japan where an evil leader (voiced by Kunichi Nomura) decides to deal with a virulent strain of canine flu by shipping all the dogs to an isle full of garbage and radioactive waste. His twelve-year-old nephew (Koyu Rankin) who Liev adopted as an orphan several years ago, is distraught at losing his beloved Spots (Liev Schreiber), and sallies forth on an airplane which crashes onto Trash Island…

Garrison Haines-Temons on 06/11/2018 at 8:54 PM.

Paws with a Cause! In dystopian Japan, corrupt politician Kobayashi orders a mass exodus of the dog population to Trash Island due to an outbreak of canine diseases. A small minority of Japanese citizens believe that this quarantine is nothing more than xenophobia in a disguise. One of those rebels is Kobayashi’s nephew Atari, who hijacks a plane and flies to Trash Island to rescue his bodyguard dog Spots. What starts off as a small act of defiance becomes a full-blown revolution against a five hundred year…

M. Oleson on 06/11/2018 at 9:22 PM.

Doggone good. Even cat people should like it. Theater review. Possible spoilers. Wes Anderson rarely disappoints and his latest stop-motion animated film is a joy to watch. Sure there is an underlying theme that is a bit disturbing if only a slight exaggeration of what may indeed go on in the deep state of politics. The story takes place in modern day Japan. Tokyo (I think) is governed by Mayor Kobayashi (Kunichi Nomura) who is up for re-election. Kobayashi is concerned about an outbreak of “dog flu” which may be transmitted to…