Year: 2019

Togo. Dir. Ericson Core. Walt Disney Studios. 2019

Togo. Dir. Ericson Core. Walt Disney Studios. 2019 150 150 Dionne Clark-Patterson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMfyueM-ZBQ&ab_channel=WaltDisneyStudios What does he bring to the breed? The heart of a survivor. [1] Seppala leading Togo and the dogs The relationship between men and dogs is often explored within…

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Dir. Michael Dougherty. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2019.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Dir. Michael Dougherty. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2019. 150 150 Lauren Webb

“Good thing he’s on our side” … “For now” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFxN2oDKk0E Figure 1 – Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer. How do we define the term ‘Monster’? Or perhaps, how should…

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Dumbo. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Studios. 2019.

Dumbo. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Studios. 2019. 150 150 Aisha Khan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NiYVoqBt-8&ab_channel=WaltDisneyStudios Magic. Mayhem. Friendship. Freedom. Come on down to Medici’s circus, where the newest attraction is an adorable baby elephant with ears too big to handle. Watch him soar above…

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Togo. Dir. Ericson Core. Walt Disney Studios. 2019

Togo. Dir. Ericson Core. Walt Disney Studios. 2019 150 150 Dionne Clark-Patterson

Promotional poster centring Togo and Seppala In Togo (2019)[1], directed by Ericson Core, the eponymous canine hero recovers from a potentially devastating injury, portrayed as being due to Togo’s incredible…

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Dumbo. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Studios. 2019.

Dumbo. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Studios. 2019. 150 150 Aisha Khan

“Fly, Dumbo! Fly!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLkgthbJIyM&ab_channel=CLIPSwithSubtitles Scene of Dumbo flying at the circus for the first time. Did you know that the story of Dumbowas based on a real elephant, Jumbo, in…

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The Lion King. Dir. Jon Favreau. Walt Disney Pictures and Fairview entertainment. 2019.

The Lion King. Dir. Jon Favreau. Walt Disney Pictures and Fairview entertainment. 2019. 150 150 Grace Horth

Jon Favreau’s 2019 recreation of The Lion King is something David Attenborough would be proud of, or is it? Disney seems to have a habit of reproducing the same stories,…

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Jojo Rabbit. Dir. Taika Waititi. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2019.

Jojo Rabbit. Dir. Taika Waititi. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2019. 150 150 Isabella Healey

Figure 1: Jojo Rabbit Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit embodies the toxicity of hegemonic masculinity in Nazi Germany, utilising the rabbit ‘as a material and symbolic resource.’[1]. Waititi’s decision to navigate…

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The Lion King. Dir. Jon Favreau. Walt Disney Pictures and Fairview Entertainment. 2019.

The Lion King. Dir. Jon Favreau. Walt Disney Pictures and Fairview Entertainment. 2019. 150 150 Grace Horth

‘There’s a stampede, in the pride lands’, Zazu’s memorable line is word-for-word identical to the 1994 animation. But where the animation focused on a simple plot, Jon Favreau’s recreation with…

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The Platform (El Hoyo). Dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Festival Films & Netflix. 2019

The Platform (El Hoyo). Dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Festival Films & Netflix. 2019 150 150 Athena Solomon Berhane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNMhRiyraxE&ab_channel=WatchTheFrame%3F Of course, it is odd to gaze from social isolation into absolute claustrophobia while still in a lockdown: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s twisted dystopian Sci-Fi thriller El Hoyo (in international release…

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The Platform (El Hoyo). Dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Festival Films & Netflix. 2019

The Platform (El Hoyo). Dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Festival Films & Netflix. 2019 150 150 Athena Solomon Berhane

In the movie snails are a metaphor for human cruelty and cannibalism. In the twisted dystopian science fiction movie “The Platform,” inmates of a vertically piled up prison, with two…

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