SRSLY #139: Isle of Dogs / Ordeal by Innocence / Flower Boy

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The links

Isle of Dogs

The trailer.

Simran Hans reviews the film at Reverse Shot.

What It’s Like to Watch Isle of Dogs As a Japanese Speaker.

Justin Chang reviews the film for LA Weekly.

Alison Willmore argues: Orientalism Is Alive And Well In American Cinema.

Karen Han calls the film “gross Japanese appropriation”.

Ordeal by Innocence

The series on the BBC iPlayer.

The background to the adaptation's reshoot.

Flower Boy

The album on Spotify.

An interesting review.

For next time:

We are watching Bromans.

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