Year: 2009

A Christmas Carol. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2009.

A Christmas Carol. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2009. 150 150 Georgina Hartley

‘Even the blind men’s dogs appeared to know him; and when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts; and then would wag their…

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The Watchmen. Dir. Zach Snyder. Warner Bros. 2009.

The Watchmen. Dir. Zach Snyder. Warner Bros. 2009. 150 150 Coda Heap

What can dogs tell us about criminality? With regards to Zach Snyder’s Watchmen, the answer is ‘quite a lot.’ Dogs are used within the film to align the binaries of…

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Coraline. Dir. Henry Selick. Focus Features. 2009.

Coraline. Dir. Henry Selick. Focus Features. 2009. 150 150 Andrea Dauden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItlsPgjGFRg Coraline is a stop-motion animated movie, based on Neil Geiman’s novel with the same title, featuring mice, rats, insects, dogs and a cat. Of all these animals, the nameless…

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Hannah Montana: The Movie. Dir. Peter Chelsom. Walt Disney Pictures. 2009.

Hannah Montana: The Movie. Dir. Peter Chelsom. Walt Disney Pictures. 2009. 150 150 Maryellen Rayner

Hannah Montana: The Movie is about Miley Stewart, a secret pop sensation known as Hannah Montana, getting caught up in the perks of her famous life. Her fed-up father, Robby Ray,…

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Fantastic Mr. Fox. Dir. Wes Anderson. 20th Century Fox. 2009.

Fantastic Mr. Fox. Dir. Wes Anderson. 20th Century Fox. 2009. 150 150 Laura Lee

In his 2009 indie comedy, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson blurs the distinctive boundaries between the real and fictional presence of animals within the film. He creates tension between the real…

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Avatar. Dir. James Cameron. 20th Century Fox. 2009.

Avatar. Dir. James Cameron. 20th Century Fox. 2009. 150 150 Sian Oliver-Waters

Set in the year 2154, Avatar (Dir. James Cameron, 2009) follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paraplegic ex-marine who is given the opportunity to take part in a program on the distant…

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Sweetgrass. Dir. Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash. Cinema Guild. 2009.

Sweetgrass. Dir. Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash. Cinema Guild. 2009. 150 150 Harry Overend

Spend three years following some Montana shepherds, then five years editing over 200 hours of footage, and you end up with Sweetgrass.1 This documentary film examines the reality of the human-animal relationship…

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Fantastic Mr. Fox. Dir. Wes Anderson. 20th Century Fox. 2009.

Fantastic Mr. Fox. Dir. Wes Anderson. 20th Century Fox. 2009. 150 150 Madison Yeats

Mr. Fox in Fantastic Mr. Fox is a charismatic selfish father that puts his own wants and needs before his family. The narrative follows Mr. Fox and his many escapades of stealing…

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The Cove. Dir. Louie Psihoyos. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions. 2009.

The Cove. Dir. Louie Psihoyos. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions. 2009. 150 150 Chloe Bolton

Academy Award winning The Cove (2009) is a documentary film that follows a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry, on their mission to expose the mistreatment of dolphins…

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Milking the Rhino. Dir. David E. Simpson. Kartemquin Films. 2009.

Milking the Rhino. Dir. David E. Simpson. Kartemquin Films. 2009. 150 150 Cristyn Lloyd

David E. Simpson’s 2009 documentary Milking the Rhino is a groundbreaking, astonishing story of two cattle farming cultures, the Maasai of Kenya and Ovahimba of Namibia, caught between trying to…

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