Wes Anderson

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

My obsession with Wes Anderson came on very suddenly. I had previously seen Fantastic Mr. Fox, but that didn't necessarily make me pursue all of his other films immediately. It was during a sort of random selection, where I decided "I suppose it's time to watch some Wes Anderson movies", where I suddenly fell in love with his style of directing. Even among his peers, it's entirely unique in it's complete disregard for the rules that everyone else seems to follow religiously. That isn't to say that Anderson is the only one who eschews typical directing techniques, but he does so in such a way that seems to run counter to everything that they would teach you to do in film school. It's this style of directing (and of writing) that lends his movies such an irresistible charm, and Isle of Dogs is no different. Clearly he enjoyed making Fantastic Mr. Fox so much that he knew he had to return to stop-motion, and the result here is something of simple beauty to behold, a movie with surprising depth that is simultaneously very easy to enjoy on a surface level.