Year: 2012

Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!. Dir. By. Peter Lord. Columbia Pictures. 2012.

Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!. Dir. By. Peter Lord. Columbia Pictures. 2012. 150 150 Ben Cole

Figure 1-The Pirate Captain and his dodo comrade Polly embrace Charles Darwin. Aardman never shy away from the ludicrous. So when a crew of incompetent pirates endeavour for protagonist The…

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Ernest and Celestine. Dir. Benjamin Renner. StudioCanal. 2012

Ernest and Celestine. Dir. Benjamin Renner. StudioCanal. 2012 150 150 Maya Thomas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ1rmOYLr2U [1] Ernest and Celestine[2] (2012) is a French animated film that presents the unorthodox relationship between a bear and a mouse. Introduced as a struggling musician, Ernest is starving and on…

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Ernest and Celestine. Dir. Benjamin Renner. StudioCanal. 2012.

Ernest and Celestine. Dir. Benjamin Renner. StudioCanal. 2012. 150 150 Maya Thomas

The animated film Ernest and Celestine[1] (2012) uses animals to offer a socio-political examination of French society. A predator-prey construct is conveyed through the division of social classes in the species contrast between…

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Wolf Children. Dir. Mamoru Hosoda. Toho. 2012.

Wolf Children. Dir. Mamoru Hosoda. Toho. 2012. 150 150 Yelin Jang

Wolf Children describes the maturation of two werewolf children, Yuki and Ame, and their human-being mother, Hana, with great sensitivity. The werewolf children struggle between their two identities – human…

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Moonrise Kingdom. Dir. Wes Anderson. Focus Features. 2012.

Moonrise Kingdom. Dir. Wes Anderson. Focus Features. 2012. 150 150 Bradley Savage

Wes Anderson’s 2012 Moonrise Kingdom tells the tale of Suzy and Sam as they run away together. Our two young characters are pursued by Suzy’s family and Sam’s scout troop.

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Life Doesn’t Frighten Me. Dir. Stephen Dunn. LDFM Films. 2012.

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me. Dir. Stephen Dunn. LDFM Films. 2012. 150 150 Zoe Vnak

Stephen Dunn’s 2012 Canadian short film, Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, presents viewers with a campy peek into the life of thirteen-year old Esther as she embarks upon her journey into…

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The Grey. Dir. Joe Carnahan. Inferno. 2012.

The Grey. Dir. Joe Carnahan. Inferno. 2012. 150 150 Sophie Collingwood

‘You are going to die. That is what’s happening.’ After spending five monotonous weeks working as a hired wolf exterminator ‘doing some of that sniper shit’[i] at an oil refinery in…

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Beasts Of The Southern Wild. Dir. Benh Zeitlin. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2012.

Beasts Of The Southern Wild. Dir. Benh Zeitlin. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2012. 150 150 Amy Kinsman

Beasts of the Southern Wild is set in Bathtub, a poor and very ethnically-mixed community in the Louisiana Bayou separated from other civilisation by a levee, a backdrop which conjures up the…

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