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The Elephant in the Living Room. Dir. Michael Webber. NightFly Entertainment. 2010.

The Elephant in the Living Room. Dir. Michael Webber. NightFly Entertainment. 2010. 150 150 Christian Tuckell

The Elephant in the Living Room (2010, dir. Michael Webber) As The Elephant in the Living Room rolls towards a conclusion Webber appropriates a pair of Brumfield’s home videos to give a raw…

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The Cove. Dir. Louie Psihoyos. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions. 2009.

The Cove. Dir. Louie Psihoyos. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions. 2009. 150 150 Chloe Bolton

Academy Award winning The Cove (2009) is a documentary film that follows a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry, on their mission to expose the mistreatment of dolphins…

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Free Willy. Dir. Simon Wincer. Warner Bros. Family Entertainment. 1993.

Free Willy. Dir. Simon Wincer. Warner Bros. Family Entertainment. 1993. 150 150 Chloe Bolton

Famed for its CGI clip of a killer whale jumping over a wall into freedom, family film Free Willy follows a young boy’s transformation from “street kid” to animal activist after forming…

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Jaws. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Universal Studios. 1975.

Jaws. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Universal Studios. 1975. 150 150 Emma Redley

Jaws, Spielberg’s second major film[1] , released in 1975 is widely recognised as an important piece of cinema, with one of the most memorable and suspense building soundtracks of all time.…

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Wake in Fright. Dir. Ted Kotcheff. United Artists. 1971.

Wake in Fright. Dir. Ted Kotcheff. United Artists. 1971. 150 150 Jack Collier

Having been lost for decades following its 1971 release, Wake in Fright was restored to considerable acclaim in 2009. Its aesthetic, screenplay and portrayal of the culture clash between outsiders and the…

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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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Brokeback Mountain. Dir. Ang Lee. Focus Features. 2005.

Brokeback Mountain. Dir. Ang Lee. Focus Features. 2005. 150 150 Anna Fraser

Brokeback Mountain Based on a short story by Annie Proulx published in the New Yorker in 1997, Brokeback Mountain (dir. 2005 Ang lee) opens in 1963 with the meeting of…

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Hot Fuzz. Dir. Edgar Wright . Universal Pictures/Rouge Pictures. 2007.

Hot Fuzz. Dir. Edgar Wright . Universal Pictures/Rouge Pictures. 2007. 150 150 Harriet Fielding

Hot Fuzz is an action comedy which follows PC Nicholas Angel’s transfer from the London Metropolitan Police to rural Sandford, where he discovers a string of murders have been committed.…

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State Fair. Dir. Walter Lang. Twentieth Century Fox. 1945.

State Fair. Dir. Walter Lang. Twentieth Century Fox. 1945. 150 150 Rylie Vaccaro

“State Fair” is a 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, directed by Walter Lang. The film follows the Frake family, comprised of the farmer Abel (Charles Winninger), his wife Melissa (Fay…

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Blackfish. Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Magnolia Pictures. 2013.

Blackfish. Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Magnolia Pictures. 2013. 150 150 Da Som Hong

Blackfish is a documentary which focuses on the danger of keeping killer whales in captivity. The documentary film argues that this danger affects, not just the human trainers of these…

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