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Isle of Dogs is the one new movie you should definitely watch this weekend

Fans of Wes Anderson, rejoice! The prolific director's newest flick, Isle of Dogs, is hitting theaters today.

In addition to Anderson's latest piece of stop-motion animation, our very own movie critic Joshua Rothkopf suggests watching four other relatively new films in the upcoming days (if you haven't yet, of course).

Grab your MoviePass and head to the nearest theater—here are the five movies to watch this weekend:

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

 

Wes Anderson’s latest piece of stop-motion animation after Fantastic Mr. Fox brings the quirk (naturally) but weds it to a timely story of refugee camaraderie. Local theaters; opens Fri 23 Read our full review


Love, Simon 

Love, Simon

 

Same-sex high school attraction gets the modern treatment it deserves in this winning adaptation of a widely read YA novel. It’s that rare movie that improves upon its source. Local theaters; now playing Read our full review


The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

 

From the creator of Veep (and equally as vicious), Armando Iannucci’s lacerating comedy lampoons Stalinist Russia to within an inch of its life. Local theaters; now playing Read our full review


Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds

 

A film about extremely wealthy Connecticut teens with bad impulses, this comedy has a steely sheen. While you’re howling at how mean it is, shed a tear for the late Anton Yelchin, giving his final (and best) performance. Local theaters; now playing Read our full review


Annihilation

Annihilation

 

Natalie Portman squares off against an alien presence in a rare example of Hollywood sci-fi–horror thoughtfulness, directed by Ex Machina’s Alex Garland. Only the U.S. gets this in theaters, so enjoy it big while you can. Local theaters; now playing Read our full review

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