Jeffrey Wells to Wes Anderson: “Love the Isle of Dogs promo along with the shout-out for the Film Foundation. If I can get myself over to England in late January or February could I hang on the set and do a couple of interviews and take photos? I loved doing that Great Missenden set-visit thing for The Fantastic Mr. Fox back in the fall of ’10, and would love to repeat the experience on Dogs, perhaps not in a junket sense (no Fox Searchlight to pick up expenses) but as an individual personal mission. All I would ask for when I get there (presuming you’re cool with an idea of such a visit) would be lodging. I’m guessing you’ll be filming into late February, but maybe I’m wrong.”

So to my current list of noteworthy 2017 films (now at 65) I’m adding (a) Isle of Dogs, (b) Where Is Kyra? (is Michelle Pfeiffer too pretty to be a poor, close-to-destitute person?), (c) John Cameron Mitchell‘s How To Talk to Girls At Parties (an A24 release that began shooting on 11.9.15), (d) Alfonso Gomez-Rejon‘s The Current War with Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, and (e) Andrew Haigh‘s Lean on Pete, an A24 release currently in post-production. Which brings the count up to 70.