Disaster

Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay, 2021, Netflix

Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay, 2021, Netflix 150 150 Lois Jones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbIxYm3mKzI “You’re going to die! You’re going to die!” Through a plot that follows the fight for a response to humanity’s impending doom when a comet is discovered to be…

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Penguin Bloom. Dir. Glendyn Ivin. Netflix, Inc. 2021.

Penguin Bloom. Dir. Glendyn Ivin. Netflix, Inc. 2021. 543 269 Rachel Davies

Inspired by true events, Penguin Bloom tells the story of Sam Bloom, a mother and wife who became paralysed after a serious accident.  As she struggles through a difficult recovery,…

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King Kong. Dir. Peter Jackson. Universal Pictures. 2005.

King Kong. Dir. Peter Jackson. Universal Pictures. 2005. 150 150 Ethan Clawson

King Kong is the modern remake of the 1933 classic, which follows Carl Denham (Jack Black) in his attempts to film a movie by coercing his cast and crew into following…

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dir. Matt Reeves. 20th Century Fox. 2014.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dir. Matt Reeves. 20th Century Fox. 2014. 150 150 Anna Nawroozi

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dir. Matt Reeves. 20thCentury Fox. 2014 ‘Now, they may have got their hands on some of our guns. But that does not make…

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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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28 Days Later. Dir. Danny Boyle. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2002.

28 Days Later. Dir. Danny Boyle. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2002. 150 150 Emily Cuthbert

You wouldn’t expect one of British cinema’s most poignant and idyllic moments to lie in the centre of a post-apocalyptic horror film, yet it does. Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later cuts…

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

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

Do you want a second chance, Cole?” In other words – Do you want your body experimented upon to benefit our research again, Cole? The film cuts to a scene…

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Weekend. Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. Athos Films. 1967.

Weekend. Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. Athos Films. 1967. 150 150 Amy Fuller

Weekend (1967), dir. Jean-Luc Godard (watch the full film with English subtitles here) Jean-Luc Godard’s 1967 film Weekend follows the distinctly middle-class experience of Roland and Corinne as they take a trip to Corinne’s…

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Outbreak. Dir. Wolfgang Peterson. Warner Bros. 1995.

Outbreak. Dir. Wolfgang Peterson. Warner Bros. 1995. 150 150 Rachel Buttery

Outbreak forewarns of the devastating consequences of animal exploitation, encapsulating them in the scene where Jimbo delivers Betsy, host monkey for the deadly Motaba virus, to a pet shop where she…

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Planet of the Apes. Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. 20th Century Fox. 1968.

Planet of the Apes. Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. 20th Century Fox. 1968. 150 150 Amy Fuller

Planet of the Apes (1968), dir. Franklin J. Schaffner It is from the Planet of the Apes’s first encounter with its ‘more or less human’ characters that we are made aware of…

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