Year: 2011

Samsara. Dir. Ron Fricke. Oscilloscope Laboratories. 2011.

Samsara. Dir. Ron Fricke. Oscilloscope Laboratories. 2011. 150 150 Isaac Whiting

Samsara (2011) is a non-narrative documentary directed by Ron Fricke.[1] “Samsara” is a Sanskrit word for the cycle of birth, life and death. Through this theme, the film aims to ‘illuminate the…

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The Artist. Dir. Michel Hazanavicius. Warner Brothers. 2011.

The Artist. Dir. Michel Hazanavicius. Warner Brothers. 2011. 150 150 Caragh Hargreaves

Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, Bérénice Bejo as Peppy Miller and Uggie the dog in The Artist The Artist (2011) is a remarkable modern day silent film that explores the transformation of…

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The Whale. Dir. Suzanne Chisholm, Michael Parfit. Kinosmith & Paladin. 2011.

The Whale. Dir. Suzanne Chisholm, Michael Parfit. Kinosmith & Paladin. 2011. 150 150 Lindsey Perlman

The 2011 documentary The Whale confronts the moral and ethical struggle within intense human-animal interactions. While the film can be perceived as a cautionary tale about human interference in nature,…

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We Bought a Zoo. Dir. Cameron Crowe. 20th Century Fox. 2011.

We Bought a Zoo. Dir. Cameron Crowe. 20th Century Fox. 2011. 150 150 Jessica Walton

We Bought a Zoo is a film loosely based on a memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee which describes his purchase and restoration of the failing Dartmoor Wildlife…

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Dolphin Tale. Dir. Charles Martin Smith. Alcon Entertainment. 2011.

Dolphin Tale. Dir. Charles Martin Smith. Alcon Entertainment. 2011. 150 150 Lauren Duffin

Dolphin Tale begins with a view of the underwater world, showcasing the inquisitive nature of dolphins to their surroundings. Dolphin Tale is based on the remarkable true story of a Bottlenose Dolphin…

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The Future. Dir. Miranda July. Roadside Attractions. 2011.

The Future. Dir. Miranda July. Roadside Attractions. 2011. 150 150 Lucy Amos

The scene begins with Paw-Paw the cat waiting to be picked up from the adoption centre, asking: “How long is 30 days?” It is not clear who this question is…

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Dir. Rupert Wyatt. 20th Century Fox. 2011.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Dir. Rupert Wyatt. 20th Century Fox. 2011. 150 150 Katy Raynor

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Photo credit: Wikipedia) An exploration of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ is a thrilling…

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War Horse. Dir. Steven Spielberg. DreamWorks. 2011.

War Horse. Dir. Steven Spielberg. DreamWorks. 2011. 150 150 Emma Lewis

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse (2011) tells the story of teenager Albert Narracott and his horse Joey, tracing their journey from rural Devonshire farm to the Western Front. Joey is the…

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Life of Pi. Dir. Ang Lee. 20th-Century Fox. 2011.

Life of Pi. Dir. Ang Lee. 20th-Century Fox. 2011. 150 150 Moss Goodwin

Ang Lees’s Life of Pi is a shipwreck film that depicts the epic journey of the main character Piscine ‘Pi’ Molitor Patel, whilst addressing many issues along the way such as those…

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