Not as bad as they say. But there isn't much to recommend. It's a difficult thing to articulate.
That kinda sums it up.
When The Blue Run The Game came on during an early scene I figured this was going to be a romantic movie set to the music of Simon and Garfunkel.
It isn't. Not really. Its okay - after all it has Beckinsale, Jeff Bridges and The Bron! though it could have done with more Simon and Garfunkel. That's the thing it was missing.
Well its a modern masterpiece, isn't it? One that gazes fondly to the past yet looks to the future. It is emotive, but one of La La Land's greatest strengths is its relative subtlety; its actually a lot more restrained than you might expect going in. It borrows from Demy, Donan and others with glee yet it never apes them and it stands on its own merits, of which there are plenty. The songs, the score, the long takes, the…
Isle of Dogs was as good as I expected it to be. The animation is sublime, the story is compelling and I enjoyed spending time in this uniquely Wes Anderson world. I'm a little bit tired of people expecting films to tick all the right boxes all of the time. As far as I could see Anderson embraced Japanese culture in a respectful and engaging way. Its one of the best animated movies of recent years.