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Spike Lee’s fright­en­ing and funny BLACKKKLANSMAN, about a black de­tec­tive who in­fil­trates the Klu

Klux Klan in 1970s Colorado, was the di­rec­tor’s fresh­est movie in years. Wes Anderson’s

ISLE OF DOGS found him in a mel­low, per­co­lat­ing groove. Speak­ing of au­teurs, Anderson’s movie un­der­scored some­thing Al­fred Hitch­cock said: “Some films are slices of life. Mine are slices of cake.”

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