Drama

True Grit. Dir. Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Paramount Pictures. 2010.

True Grit. Dir. Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Paramount Pictures. 2010. 150 150 Hannah Ashe

https://youtu.be/p1V1teWUXZs This video shows the scene from the 2010 revisionist-western True Grit that is the discussed in this article. Although the tone of True Grit (2010) is primarily light-hearted and…

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Okja. Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Netflix. 2017.

Okja. Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Netflix. 2017. 150 150 Tanith Woods

Okja[1] is a South-Korean/American film about a girl called Mija and her best friend, a ‘super pig’ called Okja. When Okja gets taken by the company who made her, the…

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American Honey. Dir. Andrea Arnold. 2016.

American Honey. Dir. Andrea Arnold. 2016. 150 150 Ellie Parkinson

Andrea Arnold’s films are renowned for their nuanced focus upon human behaviour. However, as Michael Lawrence recognises in his analysis of her 2011 adaptation of Wuthering Heights, Arnold ‘privileges the…

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Coraline. Dir. Henry Selick. Focus Features. 2009.

Coraline. Dir. Henry Selick. Focus Features. 2009. 150 150 Andrea Dauden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItlsPgjGFRg Coraline is a stop-motion animated movie, based on Neil Geiman’s novel with the same title, featuring mice, rats, insects, dogs and a cat. Of all these animals, the nameless…

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A Dog’s Purpose. Dir. Lasse Hallström. Universal Pictures. 2017.

A Dog’s Purpose. Dir. Lasse Hallström. Universal Pictures. 2017. 150 150 Andrea Dauden

Figure 1: Bailey’s point of view shot running towards Ethan with the rugby ball. Lasse Hallström’s film A Dog’s Purpose presents the relationship between a dog and its first owner,…

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White God. Dir. Kornél Mundruczó. InterCom Zrt. 2014.

White God. Dir. Kornél Mundruczó. InterCom Zrt. 2014. 150 150 Emily Hunnybun

White God (dir. Kornél Mundruczó, 2014) depicts the story of Hagen [Bodie and Luke], a mixed-breed dog, and his relationship with Lili [Zsófia Psotta], a young girl who is sent to…

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Oldboy. Dir. Park Chan-wook. Show East & Tartan Films. 2003.

Oldboy. Dir. Park Chan-wook. Show East & Tartan Films. 2003. 150 150 Archie Scott

Park Chan-wook’s 2003 film Oldboy is at its core a thriller, a revenge story of Oh Dae-su (played by Choi Min-sik) imprisoned in a room for 15 years without any…

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Of Mice And Men. Dir. Gary Sinise. MGM. 1992.

Of Mice And Men. Dir. Gary Sinise. MGM. 1992. 150 150 Amy Clarke

‘Of Mice and Men’ (1992) is a film adaptation of the novel by John Steinbeck, which is set in 1930s America during the Great Depression. The film follows the lives…

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Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss). Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson. Film Europe. 2013.

Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss). Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson. Film Europe. 2013. 150 150 Eloise Malhotra

Benedikt Erlingsson’s directorial debut Of Horses and Men (2013) is best described as a series of interlocking fables, focusing on six sets of neighbours living in an isolated Icelandic valley.…

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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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