Frog(s)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Universal Pictures. 1982

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Universal Pictures. 1982 150 150 Callum Ratcliffe

https://youtu.be/qYAETtIIClk Figure 1: Trailer for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Figure 2: Grant (Sam Neill) reinforces the role of the surrogate father trope in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park (1993) dir. Steven Spielberg…

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Rango. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Paramount Pictures. 2011.

Rango. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Paramount Pictures. 2011. 1920 1080 Danielle Marsh

As Rango’s terrarium hits the concrete and shatters, the bleak reality of human nature and the wake of destruction we leave becomes apparent. To humans, animal suffering is a mere…

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The Ant Bully. dir. John A. Davis. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2006.

The Ant Bully. dir. John A. Davis. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2006. 150 150 Arya Damavandy

The Ant Bully chronicles the adventure of Lucas Nickle, who demolishes an anthill one day in frustration over being bullied by the neighbourhood kids. In response, the ants shrink Lucas…

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Rango. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Paramount Pictures. 2011.

Rango. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Paramount Pictures. 2011. 150 150 Aylin Ezder

Rango film poster “Rango’s” animated Western storyline is narrated by an owl mariachi band with thick Spanish accents who tell the story of a nameless pet chameleon. The anthropomorphic chameleon…

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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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Alice in Wonderland. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Pictures. 2010.

Alice in Wonderland. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Pictures. 2010. 150 150 Joanna Jenkins

The Wordsworth Classics edition of the original story. The film draws on the viewer’s knowledge of the Disney original in the tea party scene, making it a ruin of what…

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The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007.

The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007. 150 150 Christian Townsend

Luc Jacquet’s The Fox and the Child depicts an unnamed girl (Bertille Noël-Bruneau) exploring the French countryside and following its animal inhabitants. She develops an obsession with the titular fox and it…

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The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007.

The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007. 150 150 Christian Townsend

When asked in an interview how he approached making The Fox and the Child (2007) following the popularity of The March of the Penguins (2005), French director Luc Jacquet replied: I went into my…

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Shrek 2. Dir. Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon. DreamWorks. 2004.

Shrek 2. Dir. Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon. DreamWorks. 2004. 150 150 Dora Mckay

The second film in the Shrek franchise, Shrek 2 focuses on a pair of ogres, Shrek and Fiona, and their life as newlyweds: it’s time to meet the in-laws. Fiona’s human parents,…

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IRIS. Dir. Albert Maysles. Magnolia Pictures. 2014.

IRIS. Dir. Albert Maysles. Magnolia Pictures. 2014. 150 150 Joseph Nixon

There are few people who wouldn’t be intrigued by Iris Apfel. The nonagenarian fashion icon with statement eyewear, accessories hanging like Christmas decorations, and a unique outlook on life. It…

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