Drama

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

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

The Craft is a 1996 supernatural teen horror film, in which animals feature heavily as a representation of the otherness felt by four teenage girls who possess extraordinary powers. The…

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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 Hunter. Dir. Daniel Nettheim. 2011.

The Hunter. Dir. Daniel Nettheim. 2011. 150 150 Guelcan Arslan

The Hunter is a 2011 Australian drama film directed by Daniel Nettheim adopted from Julia Leigh’s novel. The chosen scene illustrates the parallels of a lone hunter named Martin and…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel. Dir Wes Anderson. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel. Dir Wes Anderson. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2014 150 150 Jessica Stevens

“Did he just throw my cat out the window?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9b0DAkc-ys Figure 1: The scene showing the death of Kovac’s beloved animal, The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel…

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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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A Street Cat Named Bob. Dir. Roger Spottiswoode. Sony Pictures Releasing. 2016.

A Street Cat Named Bob. Dir. Roger Spottiswoode. Sony Pictures Releasing. 2016. 150 150 Molly Wareing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s13Fnj8LzD8&t=3s Fig.0.1. Trailer for a Street Cat Named Bob [1]A Street Cat Named Bob is a 2016 biographical drama directed by Roger Spottiswoode. The film is based on an memoir…

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Dir. Quentin Tarantino. Columbia Pictures. 2019

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Dir. Quentin Tarantino. Columbia Pictures. 2019 150 150 Adam Shepherd

Fig. 1 Credit Sequence – screen capture. Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is wistfully reminiscent of a bygone era, a self-reflexive artefact devoted to the zeitgeist of the closing chapter…

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A Dog’s Journey. Dir. Gail Mancuso. Universal Pictures. 2019.

A Dog’s Journey. Dir. Gail Mancuso. Universal Pictures. 2019. 150 150 Andrea Dauden

They say that dogs are man’s best friend, but what if that best friend who with you from birth stayed longer than a lifetime? Two years after A Dog’s Purpose…

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American Honey. Dir. Andrea Arnold. British Film Institute. 2016.

American Honey. Dir. Andrea Arnold. British Film Institute. 2016. 150 150 Ellie Parkinson

Figure 1: Film poster Prior to American Honey, Arnold’s filmography was distinctly British, primarily focused upon the harsh reality of poverty in Britain. However, American Honey deviates from this pattern,…

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

Jojo Rabbit. Dir. Taika Waititi. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2019. 150 150 Rae Ellis

Figure 1 Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi, 2019) follows a young German boy growing up during World War Two. During a sequence depicting Jojo’s education, a rabbit is used as a…

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