Year: 2017

Blade Runner 2049. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Alcon Entertainment. 2017.

Blade Runner 2049. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Alcon Entertainment. 2017. 1920 1080 Lili Cave

Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 (2017) transports us to a dystopian earth, where humans and replicants, bio-engineered humans used for slave labour, live side by side. There is a clear…

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Ferdinand. Dir. Carlos Saldanha. 20th Century Studios. 2017.

Ferdinand. Dir. Carlos Saldanha. 20th Century Studios. 2017. 150 150 Lauryn Edwards

“Built to fight, born to love.” Part of the core ethics depicted within Saldanha’s Ferdinand (2017) is that the exploitation of animals, whether bullfighting or meat production, is unacceptable. However,…

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Okja. Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Netflix. 2017

Okja. Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Netflix. 2017 1024 427 Amelia Keen

There are two kinds of pigs that make an appearance in Okja; genetically modified super-pigs and greedy, corporate capitalist pigs. The slaughterhouse scene forces the viewer to dispel any false…

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Raw. Dir. Julia Ducournau. Focus World. 2017.

Raw. Dir. Julia Ducournau. Focus World. 2017. 150 150 George Knighton

When Julia Ducournau’s debut feature film Raw (2017) was shown at Toronto’s Film Festival, paramedics were called to the scene after cinema-goers fainted during the screening.  Raw tells the story of highly gifted 16-year-old…

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1922. Dir. Zak Hilditch. Netflix. 2017.

1922. Dir. Zak Hilditch. Netflix. 2017. 150 150 Tabitha Gent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E_fT0aTsjI Fig 1 – 1922 Trailer Fig 2 shows a portrait of the James’ Family. Zak Hilditch’s 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1922 follows the story of Wilfred James, a…

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Okja. Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Netflix. 2017.

Okja. Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Netflix. 2017. 150 150 Tanith Woods

Okja[1] is a South-Korean/American film about a girl called Mija and her best friend, a ‘super pig’ called Okja. When Okja gets taken by the company who made her, the…

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A Dog’s Purpose. Dir. Lasse Hallström. Universal Pictures. 2017.

A Dog’s Purpose. Dir. Lasse Hallström. Universal Pictures. 2017. 150 150 Andrea Dauden

Figure 1: Bailey’s point of view shot running towards Ethan with the rugby ball. Lasse Hallström’s film A Dog’s Purpose presents the relationship between a dog and its first owner,…

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Toho. 2017.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Toho. 2017. 150 150 William Murray

Mary and the Witch’s Flower is a 2017 animated film, directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and produced by Studio Ponoc (founded by the former lead film producer at Studio Ghibli). The…

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Coco. Dir. Lee Unkrich. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2017.

Coco. Dir. Lee Unkrich. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2017. 150 150 Ellys Woodhouse

https://youtu.be/Rvr68u6k5sI Lee Unkrich’s Coco (2017) is built on similar foundations of recent Disney/Pixar releases alike Moana(2016) and The Good Dinosaur(2015); twelve year old Miguel’s (Anthony Gonzalez) dream of becoming a musician compromises his family’s…

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Coco. Dir. Lee Unkrich. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2017.

Coco. Dir. Lee Unkrich. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2017. 150 150 Ellys Woodhouse

Helping Miguel Rivera navigate the Land of the Dead as he seeks to find his great-great-grandfather is Dante, the stray Xoloitzcuintli dog. However, when it is revealed that Dante is…

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