The Morning Watch: What We Want From 'Star Wars', Animation Vs Live-Action Movies & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay explores what fans want from a Star Wars movie after the heated debate following the debut of The Last Jedi. Plus, watch the entire Isle of Dogs press conference from the film's premiere at the Berlin Film Festival recently and take a look at the similarities between the production of animated and live-action movies.

In this video essay, Patrick (H) Willems examines the divisive opinions about Star Wars: The Last Jedi and tries to figure out what fans expect from a Star Wars movie. It's not as simple as wanting just a good movie. There's something unique about a good Star Wars movie, and Willems tries to figure it out as objectively as possible.

The Isle of Dogs premiere happened at the Berlin International Film Festival recently, and that included a press conference with director Wes Anderson and the cast and crew of the stop-motion animated movie. In the press conference, Anderson talks about how Akira Kurosawa and Hayao Miyazaki influenced the movie and how that impacted the score from Alexandre Desplat.

Finally, Academy members and filmmakers Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen sit down to talk about the similarities there are between making an animated motion picture and a live-action movie. You might be surprised to find that there's plenty of common ground, but how their similar goals are achieved is quite different.