Drama

God’s Own Country. Dir. Francis Lee. Picturehouse Entertainment. 2017.

God’s Own Country. Dir. Francis Lee. Picturehouse Entertainment. 2017. 150 150 Eden Fowler

As a film which centers around a farming family, God’s Own Country is inseparable from animal life. Francis Lee sets the 2017 rural drama during the lambing season at a…

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The One and Only Ivan. Dir. Thea Sharrock. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2020.

The One and Only Ivan. Dir. Thea Sharrock. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2020. 150 150 Daniel Orechoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-uIQDRS4a8 Figure 1: Congo, the chimpanzee As the name of the film suggests, The One and Only Ivan showcases the individuality of animals and their much-like human personas, highlighting the…

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The Deer Hunter. Dir. Michael Cimino. EMI. 1978.

The Deer Hunter. Dir. Michael Cimino. EMI. 1978. 150 150 Ben Cole

Figure 1: Death of the deer from the first hunt. The Deer Hunter (1978). Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter explores the impact of the Vietnam War on Americans, depicting protagonist…

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Pocahontas. Dir. Eric Goldberg and Mike Gabriel. The Walt Disney Company. 1995.

Pocahontas. Dir. Eric Goldberg and Mike Gabriel. The Walt Disney Company. 1995. 150 150 Lucy Luscombe

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,…

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Jojo Rabbit. Dir. Taika Waititi. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2019.

Jojo Rabbit. Dir. Taika Waititi. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2019. 150 150 Isabella Healey

Figure 1: Jojo Rabbit Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit embodies the toxicity of hegemonic masculinity in Nazi Germany, utilising the rabbit ‘as a material and symbolic resource.’[1]. Waititi’s decision to navigate…

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Come and See. Dir. Elem Klimov. Belarusfilm.1985.

Come and See. Dir. Elem Klimov. Belarusfilm.1985. 150 150 Eve Pullen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHaSQU-4wss Life Elem Klimov’s 1985 pernicious masterpiece Come and See leaves viewers in a state of abject horror. The film depicts the atrocities commited by the Nazi regime in Byelorussia…

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Children of Men. Dir. Alfonso Cuarón. Universal Pictures. 2006.

Children of Men. Dir. Alfonso Cuarón. Universal Pictures. 2006. 150 150 Archie Booth

Children of Men is a 2006 film directed by Alfonso Cuarón set in Britain in which the people have become infertile. This infertility has caused the collapse of most countries apart…

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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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1922. Dir. Zak Hilditch. Netflix. 2017.

1922. Dir. Zak Hilditch. Netflix. 2017. 150 150 Tabitha Gent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E_fT0aTsjI Fig 1 – 1922 Trailer Fig 2 shows a portrait of the James’ Family. Zak Hilditch’s 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1922 follows the story of Wilfred James, a…

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The Craft. Dir. Andrew Fleming. Columbia Pictures. 1996.

The Craft. Dir. Andrew Fleming. Columbia Pictures. 1996. 150 150 Laura Hallam

‘Big animals steal from little ones’ – Bonnie Harper (Neve Campbell) The Craft (1996) epitomises the intensity of teenage female friendships, and how quickly and violently these bonds can be…

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