Year: 2019

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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Midsommar. Dir. Ari Aster. A24 Films. 2019

Midsommar. Dir. Ari Aster. A24 Films. 2019 150 150 Emily Finan

– ‘So are we just going to ignore the bear then?’ – ‘It’s a bear.’ Fig. 1Fig. 2 Fig. 3Fig. 4 This sequence focalises through the eyes of the newcomers…

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The Lighthouse. Dir. Robert Eggers. A24. 2019.

The Lighthouse. Dir. Robert Eggers. A24. 2019. 150 150 George Knighton

“𝑩𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒚’𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒃𝒆. 𝑰𝒏 ’𝒆𝒎𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒓.” The Lighthouse is a film about madness and evil. The film uses the arrival and death…

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It: Chapter Two. Dir. Andy Muschietti. Warner Brothers. 2019

It: Chapter Two. Dir. Andy Muschietti. Warner Brothers. 2019 150 150 Chloe Goodwin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpmLnHjI0BM&t=28s The scene in which Richie and Eddie open doors in the Well House and find the Pomeranian dog Following this scene, we see the characters of Richie (Bill Hader)…

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Dir. Quentin Tarantino. Columbia Pictures. 2019

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Dir. Quentin Tarantino. Columbia Pictures. 2019 150 150 Adam Shepherd

Fig. 1 Credit Sequence – screen capture. Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is wistfully reminiscent of a bygone era, a self-reflexive artefact devoted to the zeitgeist of the closing chapter…

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A Dog’s Journey. Dir. Gail Mancuso. Universal Pictures. 2019.

A Dog’s Journey. Dir. Gail Mancuso. Universal Pictures. 2019. 150 150 Andrea Dauden

They say that dogs are man’s best friend, but what if that best friend who with you from birth stayed longer than a lifetime? Two years after A Dog’s Purpose…

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