We were told that Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs was fantastic, and it had strong reviews, but it earned two big thumbs down from us. Great animation, but we were thoroughly bored by the story, felt no attachment to the characters and had no interest in their fate. X-ometer rating of 65/100.
On a more positive note, we went to see Chappaquiddick with some skepticism, but we were pleasantly surprised by this very watchable film. The story was well-told and well-acted, leaving the right amount of room for personal interpretation. I know that some people disapproved of the film because it could be disturbing to surviving Kennedy family members, but the Kennedy family and the events depicted are historically significant. The story should not be buried because it brings up unpleasant memories for some in the Kennedy family. X-ometer rating: 87/100