Year: 2013

Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss). Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson. Film Europe. 2013.

Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss). Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson. Film Europe. 2013. 150 150 Eloise Malhotra

Benedikt Erlingsson’s directorial debut Of Horses and Men (2013) is best described as a series of interlocking fables, focusing on six sets of neighbours living in an isolated Icelandic valley.…

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Enemy. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. E1 Films. 2013.

Enemy. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. E1 Films. 2013. 150 150 Charles Walters

Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy follows Adam, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, a history professor, disillusioned with life and suffering from a feeling of social malaise, and Anthony, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, a wannabe actor…

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Enemy. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. E1 Films. 2013.

Enemy. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. E1 Films. 2013. 150 150 Charles Walters

Warning – Pictures of Spiders, if you hate spiders, stop reading now! Final Warning! The final scene of Enemy is the culmination of the spider motif that runs throughout the movie. Adam/Anthony…

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The Wolf of Wall Street. Dir. Martin Scorsese . Paramount Pictures. 2013.

The Wolf of Wall Street. Dir. Martin Scorsese . Paramount Pictures. 2013. 150 150 Jessica Trueman

The Wolf of Wall Street is a biographical dark comedy that follows the life of criminal stock broker, Jordan Belfort. The presence of animals in the film draws attention to human-animal…

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Inside Llewyn Davis. Dir. Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. CBS Films. 2013.

Inside Llewyn Davis. Dir. Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. CBS Films. 2013. 150 150 Jonathon Kirk

Inside Llewyn Davis, is a Coen Brothers mock biopic depicting a struggling singer in 1960s New York. The film leads the central character Llewyn to question whether or not he…

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Belle and Sébastien. Dir. Nicolas Vanier. Gaumont. 2013.

Belle and Sébastien. Dir. Nicolas Vanier. Gaumont. 2013. 150 150 Madison Yeats

Belle and Sébastien is an action and adventure children’s film that touches on animal bond and servitude. During the era of German soldiers raiding French towns for Jewish refugees, the…

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Belle and Sébastien. Dir. Nicolas Vanier. Gaumont. 2013.

Belle and Sébastien. Dir. Nicolas Vanier. Gaumont. 2013. 150 150 Madison Yeats

Belle and Sébastien Synopsis It is the summer of 1943 in a small village in France and there is something disturbing the livestock of the area. Sébastian, a young orphaned…

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The Selfish Giant. Dir. Clio Barnard. IFC Films. 2013.

The Selfish Giant. Dir. Clio Barnard. IFC Films. 2013. 150 150 Lucy Amos

Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant[1] (2013)follows the story of thirteen year old best friends Arbor and Swifty in a modern adaption of Oscar Wilde’s story of the same name. Once they are…

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Tom at the Farm. Dir. Xavier Dolan. MK2. 2013.

Tom at the Farm. Dir. Xavier Dolan. MK2. 2013. 150 150 James Pearson

Blackfish. Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Magnolia Pictures. 2013.

Blackfish. Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Magnolia Pictures. 2013. 150 150 Da Som Hong

Blackfish is a documentary which focuses on the danger of keeping killer whales in captivity. The documentary film argues that this danger affects, not just the human trainers of these…

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