Crime/Gangster

Snatch. Dir. Guy Ritchie. Columbia Pictures. 2000.

Snatch. Dir. Guy Ritchie. Columbia Pictures. 2000. 150 150 Jasmine Allen

– “Okay, I reckon the hare gets fucked” – “What? Proper fucked?” Fig. 1 – Infographic depicting the parallels between the dogs and gangsters In Guy Ritchie’s comedic crime thriller…

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The Mask. Dir. Charles Russell. New Line Cinema. 1994.

The Mask. Dir. Charles Russell. New Line Cinema. 1994. 150 150 Lauren Hurt

https://youtu.be/CnBLiLjBtV4 Scene in The Mask in which Milo comes to rescue Stanley from jail. This scene in the film The Mask shows the protagonist Stanley in prison after being caught…

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Ernest and Celestine. Dir. Benjamin Renner. StudioCanal. 2012.

Ernest and Celestine. Dir. Benjamin Renner. StudioCanal. 2012. 150 150 Maya Thomas

The animated film Ernest and Celestine[1] (2012) uses animals to offer a socio-political examination of French society. A predator-prey construct is conveyed through the division of social classes in the species contrast between…

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Oldboy. Dir. Park Chan-wook. Show East & Tartan Films. 2003.

Oldboy. Dir. Park Chan-wook. Show East & Tartan Films. 2003. 150 150 Archie Scott

Park Chan-wook’s 2003 film Oldboy is at its core a thriller, a revenge story of Oh Dae-su (played by Choi Min-sik) imprisoned in a room for 15 years without any…

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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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A Fish Called Wanda. Dir. Charles Crichton. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (US) and United International Pictures (UK). 1988.

A Fish Called Wanda. Dir. Charles Crichton. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (US) and United International Pictures (UK). 1988. 150 150 Tilly Gerrard

The murder of three small dogs one after the other is not what most people would think of as funny. Yet this exact progression becomes a running gag in Charles…

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The Wolf of Wall Street. Dir. Martin Scorsese . Paramount Pictures. 2013.

The Wolf of Wall Street. Dir. Martin Scorsese . Paramount Pictures. 2013. 150 150 Jessica Trueman

The Wolf of Wall Street is a biographical dark comedy that follows the life of criminal stock broker, Jordan Belfort. The presence of animals in the film draws attention to human-animal…

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John Wick. Dir. Chad Stahelski. Summit Entertainment. 2014.

John Wick. Dir. Chad Stahelski. Summit Entertainment. 2014. 150 150 Lucy Hilton

John Wick is an exploration of domesticated animals and their hierarchical standing. The entire narrative centres around a revenge plot following the killing of Wick’s dog. It raises important questions…

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Zootopia. Dir. Byron Howard and Rich Moore. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2016.

Zootopia. Dir. Byron Howard and Rich Moore. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2016. 150 150 Emerald Kenny

Dreams can be powerful things; and to Judy Hopps, no dream is greater than becoming Zootopia’s first rabbit police officer. After years of chasing her goal however, Judy discovers that…

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Zootopia. Dir. Byron Howard and Rich Moore. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2016.

Zootopia. Dir. Byron Howard and Rich Moore. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2016. 150 150 Emerald Kenny

Zootopia [1] presents a story about the first rabbit police officer teaming up with a fox confidence trickster to stop their city descending into anarchy. The film is a modern…

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