Year: 2014

Tusk. Dir. Kevin Smith. Smodcast Pictures. 2014

Tusk. Dir. Kevin Smith. Smodcast Pictures. 2014 150 150 Chloe Goodwin

The film opens with Wallace and Teddy who host a popular podcast where they discuss viral videos and interview internet celebrities. Wallace travels to Canada to interview someone, however upon…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel. Dir Wes Anderson. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel. Dir Wes Anderson. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2014 150 150 Jessica Stevens

“Did he just throw my cat out the window?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9b0DAkc-ys Figure 1: The scene showing the death of Kovac’s beloved animal, The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel…

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Guardians of the Galaxy. Dir. James Gunn. Marvel Studios. 2014.

Guardians of the Galaxy. Dir. James Gunn. Marvel Studios. 2014. 150 150 Tanith Woods

Set in a parallel science- fiction universe, Guardians of the Galaxy[1] parodies Marvel’s usual ‘superhero’ film, by casting five criminal anti- heroes as the protagonists. The film follows five intergalactic…

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White God. Dir. Kornél Mundruczó. InterCom Zrt. 2014.

White God. Dir. Kornél Mundruczó. InterCom Zrt. 2014. 150 150 Emily Hunnybun

White God (dir. Kornél Mundruczó, 2014) depicts the story of Hagen [Bodie and Luke], a mixed-breed dog, and his relationship with Lili [Zsófia Psotta], a young girl who is sent to…

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Gone Girl. Dir. David Fincher. 20th Century Fox. 2014.

Gone Girl. Dir. David Fincher. 20th Century Fox. 2014. 150 150 Florence Tilley

https://youtu.be/QZsF7IRTgMQ On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne receives an unexpected phone call from his neighbour, who has spotted his indoor pet cat wandering outside the house.…

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Gone Girl. Dir. David Fincher. 20th Century Fox. 2014.

Gone Girl. Dir. David Fincher. 20th Century Fox. 2014. 150 150 Florence Tilley

Stereotypically, cats are represented as sly, sexy, intelligent, manipulative and mysterious creatures, and all of these characteristics are embodied in Gone Girl’s (dir. David Fincher, 2014) complex anti-heroine Amy Dunne. In order…

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John Wick. Dir. Chad Stahelski. Summit Entertainment. 2014.

John Wick. Dir. Chad Stahelski. Summit Entertainment. 2014. 150 150 Lucy Hilton

John Wick is an exploration of domesticated animals and their hierarchical standing. The entire narrative centres around a revenge plot following the killing of Wick’s dog. It raises important questions…

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Noah. Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Paramount Pictures. 2014.

Noah. Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Paramount Pictures. 2014. 150 150 Elaine Yee Lam Wong

God says to Noah: Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a…

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Paddington. Dir. Paul King. StudioCanal. 2014.

Paddington. Dir. Paul King. StudioCanal. 2014. 150 150 Bethany Havercroft

The 2014 film ‘Paddington’ appears to champion inclusivity and acceptance of migrants over merely wanting to observe or distance ourselves from animals and people that are different from us, just…

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IRIS. Dir. Albert Maysles. Magnolia Pictures. 2014.

IRIS. Dir. Albert Maysles. Magnolia Pictures. 2014. 150 150 Joseph Nixon

There are few people who wouldn’t be intrigued by Iris Apfel. The nonagenarian fashion icon with statement eyewear, accessories hanging like Christmas decorations, and a unique outlook on life. It…

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