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Ratatouille. Dir. Brad Bird . Walt Disney Pictures . 2007.

Ratatouille. Dir. Brad Bird . Walt Disney Pictures . 2007. 150 150 Rachel Buttery

Ratatouille’s exploration of human cruelty towards rats is encapsulated in the scene where an old lady discovers that her home is infested by rats.   The old lady is introduced…

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Moonrise Kingdom. Dir. Wes Anderson. Focus Features. 2012.

Moonrise Kingdom. Dir. Wes Anderson. Focus Features. 2012. 150 150 Bradley Savage

Wes Anderson’s 2012 Moonrise Kingdom tells the tale of Suzy and Sam as they run away together. Our two young characters are pursued by Suzy’s family and Sam’s scout troop.

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Avatar. Dir. James Cameron. 20th Century Fox. 2009.

Avatar. Dir. James Cameron. 20th Century Fox. 2009. 150 150 Sian Oliver-Waters

Set in the year 2154, Avatar (Dir. James Cameron, 2009) follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paraplegic ex-marine who is given the opportunity to take part in a program on the distant…

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Hannibal. Dir. Ridley Scott. MGM. 2001.

Hannibal. Dir. Ridley Scott. MGM. 2001. 150 150 Helen Greenough

Hannibal the Animal: An Analysis of Animal Presence in Hannibal Fig. 1. Hannibal Lecter. All pictures are taken directly from film unless otherwise stated. The sequel to The Silence of the Lambs,…

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Hanna. Dir. Joe Wright. Focus Features. 2011.

Hanna. Dir. Joe Wright. Focus Features. 2011. 150 150 Emma Long

Hanna (Joe Wright, 2011) combines quick-fire action scenes with intricately beautiful cinematography to create a dark, modern fairytale full of suspense and wicked delight. Raised in the snow-covered forests of…

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Ring of Bright Water. Dir. Jack Couffer. Cinerama Releasing Corp. 1969.

Ring of Bright Water. Dir. Jack Couffer. Cinerama Releasing Corp. 1969. 150 150 Bradley Savage

“He was boneless, mercurial, sinuous, wonderful… he was an otter in his own element and the most beautiful thing in nature I had ever seen.” [1] The 1960s seems littered…

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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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Samsara. Dir. Ron Fricke. Oscilloscope Laboratories. 2011.

Samsara. Dir. Ron Fricke. Oscilloscope Laboratories. 2011. 150 150 Isaac Whiting

Samsara (2011) is a non-narrative documentary directed by Ron Fricke.[1] “Samsara” is a Sanskrit word for the cycle of birth, life and death. Through this theme, the film aims to ‘illuminate the…

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Charlotte’s Web. Dir. Gary Winick. Paramount Pictures. 2006.

Charlotte’s Web. Dir. Gary Winick. Paramount Pictures. 2006. 150 150 Sian Oliver-Waters

Based on the classic children’s story by E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web (2006) follows the journey of a runty piglet, Wilbur (Dominic Scott Kay), saved by the farmer’s daughter Fern (Dakota…

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Chicken Run. Dir. Peter Lord and Nick Park. Pathe Distribution Ltd.. 2000.

Chicken Run. Dir. Peter Lord and Nick Park. Pathe Distribution Ltd.. 2000. 150 150 Isaac Whiting

I must have first seen Aardman Animation’s Chicken Run (2000) around the age of seven, not long after its initial release, and I remember frequently quoting it after that. But…

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