Experimental

Surf’s Up. Dir. Ash Brannon & Chris Buck. Columbia Pictures. 2007.

Surf’s Up. Dir. Ash Brannon & Chris Buck. Columbia Pictures. 2007. 1920 1080 Rachel Davies

Released in 2007, during the surge of penguin movies, Surf’s Up is a unique animated mockumentary exploring how penguins are the ‘real’ inventors of the worldwide sport, surfing. A documentary…

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The Secret of NIMH. Dir. Don Bluth. MGM/UA Entertainment Company. 1982.

The Secret of NIMH. Dir. Don Bluth. MGM/UA Entertainment Company. 1982. 150 150 Hannah Whelan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLE65PZ30tM “We can no longer live as rats. We know too much.” The Secret of NIMH is remembered by many as a dark, creepy, and disturbing film, with retrospectives published…

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Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996.

Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996. 150 150 Alice Connolly

Twelve Monkeys begins: human beings whoop and rattle in cages, buried deep underground. Wild animals roam free in the streets; in the churches, on top of this underground prison. But who…

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Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996.

Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996. 150 150 Alice Connolly

Do you want a second chance, Cole?” In other words – Do you want your body experimented upon to benefit our research again, Cole? The film cuts to a scene…

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The Witches. Dir. Nicolas Roeg. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.. 1990.

The Witches. Dir. Nicolas Roeg. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.. 1990. 150 150 Sarah Krische

Only undeceived individuals might be able to tell a witch from an ordinary woman, for their most dangerous power is the sophisticated art of deception. “Real witches dress in ordinary…

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Stalker. Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. Mosfilm. 1979.

Stalker. Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. Mosfilm. 1979. 150 150 Isaac Whiting

Andrei Tarkovsky’s science-fiction film, Stalker (1979), is marked by depression, desolation and barren wastelands.[1] The film’s loose narrative follows three men into The Zone, a disturbingly conscious and supernatural area of nuclear disaster.…

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The Lobster. Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos. Picturehouse Entertainment. 2015.

The Lobster. Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos. Picturehouse Entertainment. 2015. 150 150 Annie Mullineux

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU29VfayDMw The Lobster is a modern parable in which societal norms are completely called into question by absurdity of form. In the not too distant, or not too past, world of The…

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Werckmeister Harmonies. Dir. Béla Tarr. Artificial Eye. 2000.

Werckmeister Harmonies. Dir. Béla Tarr. Artificial Eye. 2000. 150 150 Dan Williams

Béla Tarr’s Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), based on László Krasznahorkai’s 1989 novel The Melancholy of Resistance, sees the arrival of an enormous taxidermy whale in a small Hungarian town. Local postman…

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Creature Comforts (Series 1, Episode 1). Dir. Richard Goleszowski. ITV. 2003.

Creature Comforts (Series 1, Episode 1). Dir. Richard Goleszowski. ITV. 2003. 150 150 Jack Collier

Creature Comforts, the ITV series which started life as an Oscar-winning short film in 1989, might, at first glance, best be described as a documentary; its vox pop format providing…

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Upstream Colour. Dir. Shane Carruth. erbp. 2013.

Upstream Colour. Dir. Shane Carruth. erbp. 2013. 150 150 Sophie Maxwell

Upstream Colour is a dreamlike vision of the subjectivity and fragility of reality. The film follows Kris (Amy Seimetz) as her life is transformed into an isolating nightmare of confusion…

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