Bear(s)

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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Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996.

Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996. 150 150 Alice Connolly

Twelve Monkeys begins: human beings whoop and rattle in cages, buried deep underground. Wild animals roam free in the streets; in the churches, on top of this underground prison. But who…

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The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007.

The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007. 150 150 Christian Townsend

Luc Jacquet’s The Fox and the Child depicts an unnamed girl (Bertille Noël-Bruneau) exploring the French countryside and following its animal inhabitants. She develops an obsession with the titular fox and it…

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The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007.

The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007. 150 150 Christian Townsend

When asked in an interview how he approached making The Fox and the Child (2007) following the popularity of The March of the Penguins (2005), French director Luc Jacquet replied: I went into my…

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Brigsby Bear. Dir. Dave McCary. Sony Pictures Classics. 2017.

Brigsby Bear. Dir. Dave McCary. Sony Pictures Classics. 2017. 150 150 Abbey Jessome

Brigsby Bear is about a young man named James Pope. James is a fanatic of a show called Brigsby Bear Adventures. James’ world changes one day when the police find him and…

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Dir. Adam McKay. DreamWorks Studios. 2004.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Dir. Adam McKay. DreamWorks Studios. 2004. 150 150 Harry Goodman

Anchorman, starring Will Ferrell as the eponymous Ron Burgundy, is a tongue-in-cheek comedy that parodies 1970s American culture through its extremely self-conscious, gross-out style. The absurdity of Ron’s character is…

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White Dog. Dir. Samuel Fuller. Paramount Pictures. 1982.

White Dog. Dir. Samuel Fuller. Paramount Pictures. 1982. 150 150 Harry Goodman

Sam Fuller’s final Hollywood film, White Dog (1982), is based on Romain Gary’s 1970 ‘nonfiction’ novel of the same name and tells the story of aspiring actress Julie Sawyer (Kristy…

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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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Aladdin. Dir. Ron Clements and John Musker. Disney Studios. 1992.

Aladdin. Dir. Ron Clements and John Musker. Disney Studios. 1992. 150 150 Anna Davies

Ron Clements’ and John Muskers’, Aladdin (1992) [1]  follows the life of a poor street dweller and his sidekick monkey, Abu in the fictional city of Agrabah. After being coerced into…

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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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