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La Haine. Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz. Canal+. 1995.

La Haine. Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz. Canal+. 1995. 150 150 Samuel Ross

One of the most enigmatic scenes in Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine, an exploration of social tensions and police brutality in the banlieues (council estates) of Paris in the 1990s, occurs…

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Barnyard. Dir. Steve Oedekerk. Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies. 2006.

Barnyard. Dir. Steve Oedekerk. Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies. 2006. 150 150 Anna Nawroozi

Steve Oedekerk’s Barnyard uses witty puns and gags in order to satirise the idea of the animal as a fixed definition, in that an animal can never truly be anything…

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975. 150 150 Anya Portus

This iconic scene fully exemplifies the film’s absurdist representation of the violence of the crusades, particularly the disproportionate violence of the Western invaders. It explores this using the similarly lopsided…

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The Wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming, King Vidor, George Cukor, Richard Thorpe, Norman Taurog. MGM. 1939.

The Wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming, King Vidor, George Cukor, Richard Thorpe, Norman Taurog. MGM. 1939. 150 150 Isobel Harbinson

The Wizard of Oz showcases, through its many varying forms of animal representation, the ways in which filmmakers deal with the challenge of creating animal characters, and how these different methods…

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Hannah Montana: The Movie. Dir. Peter Chelsom. Walt Disney Pictures. 2009.

Hannah Montana: The Movie. Dir. Peter Chelsom. Walt Disney Pictures. 2009. 150 150 Maryellen Rayner

Hannah Montana: The Movie is about Miley Stewart, a secret pop sensation known as Hannah Montana, getting caught up in the perks of her famous life. Her fed-up father, Robby Ray,…

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Jurassic Park . Dir. Steven Spielberg. Universal Studios. 1993.

Jurassic Park . Dir. Steven Spielberg. Universal Studios. 1993. 150 150 Sophie Lidyard

Stephen Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster adaptation of Jurassic Park is most well-known for its strikingly realistic puppet and CGI representations of the most fascinating of the prehistoric animals: the dinosaurs. Though the dinosaurs…

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Baraka. Dir. Ron Frike. The Samuel Goldwyn Company. 1992.

Baraka. Dir. Ron Frike. The Samuel Goldwyn Company. 1992. 150 150 Callum Howkins

Ron Fricke’s 1992 documentary film Baraka highlights the darker side of human-animal relations through a sequence comparing two very similar visual images. One scene depicts a crowded subway while another shows new-born…

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Bee Movie. Dir. Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith. DreamWorks. 2007.

Bee Movie. Dir. Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith. DreamWorks. 2007. 150 150 Emma Bragg

https://youtu.be/VONRQMx78YI Bee Movie Official Trailer: [1] This textbook human thinking opens Bee Movie [2], an animation which follows the film’s aptly alliteratively named protagonist, Barry B. Benson, an aspiring bee,…

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Samsara. Dir. Ron Fricke. Oscilloscope Laboratories. 2011.

Samsara. Dir. Ron Fricke. Oscilloscope Laboratories. 2011. 150 150 Isaac Whiting

Samsara (2011) is a non-narrative documentary directed by Ron Fricke.[1] “Samsara” is a Sanskrit word for the cycle of birth, life and death. Through this theme, the film aims to ‘illuminate the…

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Charlotte’s Web. Dir. Gary Winick. Paramount Pictures. 2006.

Charlotte’s Web. Dir. Gary Winick. Paramount Pictures. 2006. 150 150 Sian Oliver-Waters

Based on the classic children’s story by E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web (2006) follows the journey of a runty piglet, Wilbur (Dominic Scott Kay), saved by the farmer’s daughter Fern (Dakota…

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