Dogs

The Good Dinosaur. Dir. Peter Sohn. Disney Pixar. 2015.

The Good Dinosaur. Dir. Peter Sohn. Disney Pixar. 2015. 150 150 Lucinda Fox

Ever wondered what life would be like if dinosaurs never became extinct? Well, you’ll never have to wonder again thanks to The Good Dinosaur. In this alternate world human-animal relationships…

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The Platform (El Hoyo). Dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Festival Films & Netflix. 2019

The Platform (El Hoyo). Dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Festival Films & Netflix. 2019 150 150 Athena Solomon Berhane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNMhRiyraxE&ab_channel=WatchTheFrame%3F Of course, it is odd to gaze from social isolation into absolute claustrophobia while still in a lockdown: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s twisted dystopian Sci-Fi thriller El Hoyo (in international release…

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Turner and Hooch. Dir. Roger Spottiswoode. Touchstone Pictures. 1989.

Turner and Hooch. Dir. Roger Spottiswoode. Touchstone Pictures. 1989. 150 150 Robyn Brennan

Charles Darwin once stated ‘It is scarcely possible to doubt that the love of man has become instinctive in the dog’. [1] In the case of Turner and Hooch (1989),…

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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/LZl69yk5lEY Trailer for The Mask The Mask[1] is a screwball gangster-comedy starring Jim Carrey as Stanley Ipkiss, a timid bank clerk who finds a Norse mask which turns him into…

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Raw. Dir. Julia Ducournau. Focus World. 2017.

Raw. Dir. Julia Ducournau. Focus World. 2017. 150 150 George Knighton

When Julia Ducournau’s debut feature film Raw (2017) was shown at Toronto’s Film Festival, paramedics were called to the scene after cinema-goers fainted during the screening.  Raw tells the story of highly gifted 16-year-old…

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The Platform (El Hoyo). Dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Festival Films & Netflix. 2019

The Platform (El Hoyo). Dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Festival Films & Netflix. 2019 150 150 Athena Solomon Berhane

In the movie snails are a metaphor for human cruelty and cannibalism. In the twisted dystopian science fiction movie “The Platform,” inmates of a vertically piled up prison, with two…

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Seven Pounds. Dir. Gabriele Muccino. Sony Pictures. 2003

Seven Pounds. Dir. Gabriele Muccino. Sony Pictures. 2003 150 150 Tabitha Gent

Seven Pounds is a 2003 drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino which explores the relationship between humans and non-human animals, specifically focusing on the bond between human and dog. The…

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The Fox and the Hound. Dir Ted Berman, Richard Rich and Art Stevens. Walt Disney Productions. 1981.

The Fox and the Hound. Dir Ted Berman, Richard Rich and Art Stevens. Walt Disney Productions. 1981. 150 150 Jessica Stevens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFwPyqQy9K0 Figure 1: The Fox and the Hound trailer The Fox and the Hound (1981) revolves around an orphaned red fox named Tod (Mickey Rooney) who befriends a young hound…

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The Watchmen. Dir. Zach Snyder. Warner Bros. 2009.

The Watchmen. Dir. Zach Snyder. Warner Bros. 2009. 150 150 Coda Heap

What can dogs tell us about criminality? With regards to Zach Snyder’s Watchmen, the answer is ‘quite a lot.’ Dogs are used within the film to align the binaries of…

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Annie. Dir. John Huston. Columbia Pictures. 1982.

Annie. Dir. John Huston. Columbia Pictures. 1982. 150 150 Olivia Calverley

John Huston’s musical comedy-drama Annie follows the life of an orphan and her trusty adopted dog Sandy. The film repeatedly draws parallels between orphaned children with caged animals, inciting audiences…

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