Human-animal relation

Rio. Dir. by Carlos Saldanha. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Animation. 2011.

Rio. Dir. by Carlos Saldanha. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Animation. 2011. 1280 720 Jasmine Allen

Opening with the vibrant celebration of colours and exotic sounds of the Brazilian rainforest, our focus is drawn to a nervous exotic baby macaw bird called Blu who plucks up…

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Luca. Dir. Enrico Casarosa. Pixar Animation Studios. 2021

Luca. Dir. Enrico Casarosa. Pixar Animation Studios. 2021 150 150 Isabella Healey

At what point is a fish-out-of-water no longer a fish? Many films can be described as ‘fish-out-of-water’ stories, but very few take this as literally as Disney Pixar’s Luca. Our eponymous character…

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Children of Men. Dir. by Alfonso Cuarón. Universal Pictures. 2006.

Children of Men. Dir. by Alfonso Cuarón. Universal Pictures. 2006. 150 150 Archie Booth

Children of Men (2006) dir. by Alfonso Cuarón is a science-fiction action drama that takes place in a Britain in 2027. The world for around 18 years has been infertile,…

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Wolfwalkers. Dir Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. Apple TV+. 2020.

Wolfwalkers. Dir Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. Apple TV+. 2020. 150 150 Eleanore Speight

This wild land must be civilised. Whilst this film’s premise – the child-friendly tale of two young werewolves attempting to end Oliver Cromwell’s invasion of Ireland – may sound bizarre,…

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Okja. Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Netflix. 2017

Okja. Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Netflix. 2017 1024 427 Amelia Keen

There are two kinds of pigs that make an appearance in Okja; genetically modified super-pigs and greedy, corporate capitalist pigs. The slaughterhouse scene forces the viewer to dispel any false…

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Arachnophobia, Dir. Frank Marshall, Hollywood Pictures, Franklin Entertainment, 1990.

Arachnophobia, Dir. Frank Marshall, Hollywood Pictures, Franklin Entertainment, 1990. 150 150 Luke Donley

In one of the most suspenseful scenes in Arachnophobia, a young woman goes for a shower in the bathroom but is ambushed by one of the spider offspring in a…

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Penguin Bloom. Dir. Glendyn Ivin. Netflix, Inc. 2021.

Penguin Bloom. Dir. Glendyn Ivin. Netflix, Inc. 2021. 543 269 Rachel Davies

Inspired by true events, Penguin Bloom tells the story of Sam Bloom, a mother and wife who became paralysed after a serious accident.  As she struggles through a difficult recovery,…

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