Wiener-Dog (2016) ***1/2

Wiener-Dog (2016) sits comfortably in Todd Solondz's universe (Dawn Wiener even makes an appearance, this time played by Greta Gerwig), following a dachshund as she passes from one owner to the next. There's the expected black humor and self loathing you get with a Solondz film, yet this one has a veneer of hopefulness that doesn't feel forced.