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The Emperor’s New Groove. Dir. Mark Dindal. Walt Disney Pictures. 2000.

The Emperor’s New Groove. Dir. Mark Dindal. Walt Disney Pictures. 2000. 2560 1440 Drew Carlin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zefYX6e1g3Y Disney’s animated comedy feature The Emperor’s New Groove follows the journey of a selfish Inca Emperor, Kuzco, who is transformed into a llama by his megalomaniac royal advisor, Yzma.…

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The Simpsons Movie. Dir. David Silverman. 20th Century Fox. 2007.

The Simpsons Movie. Dir. David Silverman. 20th Century Fox. 2007. 150 150 Lois Jones

Why does everything I whip leave me?– Homer Simpson, The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie – Spider-pig dressed up as Harry Plopper The Simpsons Movie is characterised by imprisonment vs…

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Captain Fantastic. Dir. Matt Ross. eOne Entertainment. 2016

Captain Fantastic. Dir. Matt Ross. eOne Entertainment. 2016 150 150 Freya Hadfield

When Ben’s world is turned upside down by the death of his wife, Leslie Captain Fantastic [1] sets out to explore the question – what does it mean to be…

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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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American Honey. Dir. Andrea Arnold. 2016.

American Honey. Dir. Andrea Arnold. 2016. 150 150 Ellie Parkinson

Andrea Arnold’s films are renowned for their nuanced focus upon human behaviour. However, as Michael Lawrence recognises in his analysis of her 2011 adaptation of Wuthering Heights, Arnold ‘privileges the…

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The Wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming, King Vidor, George Cukor, Richard Thorpe, Norman Taurog. MGM. 1939.

The Wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming, King Vidor, George Cukor, Richard Thorpe, Norman Taurog. MGM. 1939. 150 150 Isobel Harbinson

The Wizard of Oz is about a small-town girl in the big city–the Emerald City. Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas with her dog Toto. When she is knocked unconscious…

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28 Days Later. Dir. Danny Boyle. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2002.

28 Days Later. Dir. Danny Boyle. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2002. 150 150 Emily Cuthbert

You wouldn’t expect one of British cinema’s most poignant and idyllic moments to lie in the centre of a post-apocalyptic horror film, yet it does. Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later cuts…

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Mad Max: Fury Road. Dir. George Miller. Warner Bros. 2015.

Mad Max: Fury Road. Dir. George Miller. Warner Bros. 2015. 150 150 Lucy Hilton

Miller’s use of post-apocalyptic colour is deliberate and ground-breaking. Mad Max: Fury Road is saturated with reds and oranges. Immediately following a fight scene that results in a lead-character casualty,…

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Into The Wild. Dir. Sean Penn. Paramount Vantage. 2007.

Into The Wild. Dir. Sean Penn. Paramount Vantage. 2007. 150 150 Shadia El-Mokdad

It’s 1992, and Christopher McCandless, reborn as Alexander Supertramp, embarks on a ‘rite of passage for a young man in search of meaning,’[1] escaping from the human world and into the Alaskan…

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