Mystery

2001: A Space Odyssey. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. 1968.

2001: A Space Odyssey. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. 1968. 150 150 Callum Ratcliffe

Figure 1: Parody recreation of the ‘Dawn of Man’ sequence in The Simpsons S3 Ep8 (1991) dir. Carlos BaezaFigure 2: Animal Mother (pictured)Inscribing violence onto the body of animality and…

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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Dir. Jim Stenstrum. Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. 1998.

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Dir. Jim Stenstrum. Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. 1998. 150 150 Natalie Fenn

Figure 1 – Simone and Lena’s partial werecat transformation, lending them features of both species. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island[1] is subversive both in terms of subverting what you’d expect from…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel. Dir Wes Anderson. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel. Dir Wes Anderson. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2014 150 150 Jessica Stevens

“Did he just throw my cat out the window?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9b0DAkc-ys Figure 1: The scene showing the death of Kovac’s beloved animal, The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel…

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Blue Velvet. Dir. David Lynch. De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. 1986

Blue Velvet. Dir. David Lynch. De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. 1986 150 150 Lorna Mooney

Lynch has made a career out of the surreal, exploring the dark and often animalistic nature of human existence. His 1986 neo-noir mystery/psychological horror Blue Velvet centres around college student…

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Oldboy. Dir. Park Chan-wook. Show East & Tartan Films. 2003.

Oldboy. Dir. Park Chan-wook. Show East & Tartan Films. 2003. 150 150 Archie Scott

Park Chan-wook’s 2003 film Oldboy is at its core a thriller, a revenge story of Oh Dae-su (played by Choi Min-sik) imprisoned in a room for 15 years without any…

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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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Enemy. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. E1 Films. 2013.

Enemy. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. E1 Films. 2013. 150 150 Charles Walters

Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy follows Adam, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, a history professor, disillusioned with life and suffering from a feeling of social malaise, and Anthony, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, a wannabe actor…

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Gone Girl. Dir. David Fincher. 20th Century Fox. 2014.

Gone Girl. Dir. David Fincher. 20th Century Fox. 2014. 150 150 Florence Tilley

https://youtu.be/QZsF7IRTgMQ On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne receives an unexpected phone call from his neighbour, who has spotted his indoor pet cat wandering outside the house.…

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Enemy. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. E1 Films. 2013.

Enemy. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. E1 Films. 2013. 150 150 Charles Walters

Warning – Pictures of Spiders, if you hate spiders, stop reading now! Final Warning! The final scene of Enemy is the culmination of the spider motif that runs throughout the movie. Adam/Anthony…

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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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