Animals, a cutesy love story and the rise of underdogs… literally. What more could you want in a film? Well, ‘Hotel for Dogs’ (Thor Freudenthal/ 2009) covers a multitude of…read more
<Figure 1,2> Barking Dogs Never Bite is a dark comedy film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who has received critical praise for his recent filmography, in the same genre, Parasite. This…read more
‘In the act of othering, what is projected onto the other is all that must be refused in constructing the identity of the self’. Consequently, establishing a human/animal binary often…read more
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. Dir. Tom Ellery and Bradley Raymond. Walt Disney Home Video. 1998.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/vkXMJaZJoak Figure 1: Trailer for Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World In Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, Pocahontas voyages to England with John Rolfe, an English diplomat.…read more
Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 (2017) transports us to a dystopian earth, where humans and replicants, bio-engineered humans used for slave labour, live side by side. There is a clear…read more
Figure 1 – Percy and Smith are close as are Meeko and Pocahontas, aligning them as cultural counterparts In Pocahontas, the animosity between Meeko, the Native American raccoon and Percy,…read more
Figure 1 – Simone and Lena’s partial werecat transformation, lending them features of both species. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is subversive both in terms of subverting what you’d expect from…read more