Isle of Dogs has all the wit, charm, and 'vintageness' of a typical Wes Anderson film, but slightly lacks in substance compared to its predecessors.
The live-action adaptation of the cult anime Ghost in the Shell is probably one of the most visually perfect films to grace our screens so far this year. It's great to have some cyber punk to sink our teeth into again, but its poor attempts at provoking emotional responses and philosophical debate bring it down to your standard 3-star action film.
Laika Studios have been around for a while now and have mastered modern stop-animation techniques. Screaming onto the international film scene with the wonderfully creepy Coraline, then continuing with the hilarious ParaNorman and then The Boxtrolls. These guys continue to impress and scare children in the way that Tim Burton used to when he still made good movies.. but that’s a rant for a different day.