HAR: Interest/Observation

Lamb. Dir. Valdimar Jóhannsson. Sena. 2021

Lamb. Dir. Valdimar Jóhannsson. Sena. 2021 1250 669 Amelia Keen

Like a lamb to the slaughter, the slow-burn, absurd surrealness of A24’s Lamb (2021) leads the audience to an end that blends both chilling twists and heartbreaking loss as the…

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Taxidermia (György Pálfi, 2006, Amor Far Filmproduktion).

Taxidermia (György Pálfi, 2006, Amor Far Filmproduktion). 700 302 Eve Pullen

Hungarian cinema leaves us feeling stuffed! Figure A  – Lajoska Balatony surrounded by stuffed animals. Taxidermia (György Pálfi, 2006, Amor Far Filmproduktion). Pálfi’s 2006 body horror  Taxidermia, follows the story…

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Bolt. Dir. Chris Williams, Byron Howard. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2008.

Bolt. Dir. Chris Williams, Byron Howard. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2008. 1823 711 Daniel Orechoff

Figure 1: Bolt Film Poster Disney’s 2008 feature, Bolt, follows the television star pup who believes that, through the meticulous production of the show, he has super-powers and faces an…

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Rio. Dir. by Carlos Saldanha. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Animation. 2011.

Rio. Dir. by Carlos Saldanha. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Animation. 2011. 1280 720 Jasmine Allen

Opening with the vibrant celebration of colours and exotic sounds of the Brazilian rainforest, our focus is drawn to a nervous exotic baby macaw bird called Blu who plucks up…

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Corpse Bride. Tim Burton. Warner Brothers. 2005.

Corpse Bride. Tim Burton. Warner Brothers. 2005. 2048 1105 Lili Cave

‘In the act of othering, what is projected onto the other is all that must be refused in constructing the identity of the self’[1]. Consequently, establishing a human/animal binary often…

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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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Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. Dir. Tom Ellery and Bradley Raymond. Walt Disney Home Video. 1998.

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. Dir. Tom Ellery and Bradley Raymond. Walt Disney Home Video. 1998. 150 150 Lucy Luscombe

https://www.youtube.com/embed/vkXMJaZJoak Figure 1: Trailer for Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World In Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, Pocahontas voyages to England with John Rolfe, an English diplomat.…

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Dir. Michael Dougherty. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2019.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Dir. Michael Dougherty. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2019. 150 150 Lauren Webb

“Good thing he’s on our side” … “For now” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFxN2oDKk0E Figure 1 – Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer. How do we define the term ‘Monster’? Or perhaps, how should…

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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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Blade Runner 2049. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Alcon Entertainment. 2017.

Blade Runner 2049. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Alcon Entertainment. 2017. 1920 1080 Lili Cave

Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 (2017) transports us to a dystopian earth, where humans and replicants, bio-engineered humans used for slave labour, live side by side. There is a clear…

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