HAR: Animal Experimentation

Taxidermia (György Pálfi, 2006, Amor Far Filmproduktion).

Taxidermia (György Pálfi, 2006, Amor Far Filmproduktion). 700 302 Eve Pullen

Hungarian cinema leaves us feeling stuffed! Figure A  – Lajoska Balatony surrounded by stuffed animals. Taxidermia (György Pálfi, 2006, Amor Far Filmproduktion). Pálfi’s 2006 body horror  Taxidermia, follows the story…

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Felidae. Dir. Michael Schaack.Wild Bunch. 1994.

Felidae. Dir. Michael Schaack.Wild Bunch. 1994. 150 150 Lauryn Edwards

https://youtu.be/bcugyA0thA4 Figure 1- German language trailer for Felidae Warning- this article will contain graphic animated imagery as well as major spoilers for the film Felidae (1994) “What I was watching…

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Ant-Man. Dir. Peyton Reed. Marvel Studios. 2015.

Ant-Man. Dir. Peyton Reed. Marvel Studios. 2015. 2048 1080 Natalie Fenn

https://youtu.be/cslFsCgQfdg ‘You’ve yet to learn about your greatest allies: the ants. Loyal, brave, and your partners on this job.’ Figure 1 – a few of Scott’s new ant buddies! As…

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Universal Pictures. 1982

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Universal Pictures. 1982 150 150 Callum Ratcliffe

https://youtu.be/qYAETtIIClk Figure 1: Trailer for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Figure 2: Grant (Sam Neill) reinforces the role of the surrogate father trope in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park (1993) dir. Steven Spielberg…

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Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!. Dir. By. Peter Lord. Columbia Pictures. 2012.

Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!. Dir. By. Peter Lord. Columbia Pictures. 2012. 150 150 Ben Cole

Figure 1-The Pirate Captain and his dodo comrade Polly embrace Charles Darwin. Aardman never shy away from the ludicrous. So when a crew of incompetent pirates endeavour for protagonist The…

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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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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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The Secret of NIMH. Dir. Don Bluth. MGM/UA Entertainment Company. 1982.

The Secret of NIMH. Dir. Don Bluth. MGM/UA Entertainment Company. 1982. 150 150 Hannah Whelan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLE65PZ30tM “We can no longer live as rats. We know too much.” The Secret of NIMH is remembered by many as a dark, creepy, and disturbing film, with retrospectives published…

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Sorry to Bother You. Dir. Boots Riley. Annapurna Pictures. 2018.

Sorry to Bother You. Dir. Boots Riley. Annapurna Pictures. 2018. 150 150 Lorna Mooney

https://youtu.be/2xzklsnBTzc?t=111 Animal Farm (dir. John Halas, Joy Batchelor, 1954.) Boots Riley’s debut feature has been praised for its portrayal of the callous nature of capitalism in modern America. The overarching…

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Carnage. Dir. Simon Amstell. BBC. 2017.

Carnage. Dir. Simon Amstell. BBC. 2017. 150 150 Samuel Ross

What would the world be like if everybody was vegan? According to Simon Amstell’s vision of the future in Carnage, it’s a peaceful utopia in which the young vegans of tomorrow…

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