Science Fiction

Okja. Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Netflix. 2017.

Okja. Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Netflix. 2017. 150 150 Tanith Woods

Okja[1] is a South-Korean/American film about a girl called Mija and her best friend, a ‘super pig’ called Okja. When Okja gets taken by the company who made her, the…

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Sorry to Bother You. Dir. Boots Riley. Annapurna Pictures. 2018.

Sorry to Bother You. Dir. Boots Riley. Annapurna Pictures. 2018. 150 150 Lorna Mooney

https://youtu.be/2xzklsnBTzc?t=111 Animal Farm (dir. John Halas, Joy Batchelor, 1954.) Boots Riley’s debut feature has been praised for its portrayal of the callous nature of capitalism in modern America. The overarching…

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Wall – E. Dir. Anrew Stanton. Pixar. 2008.

Wall – E. Dir. Anrew Stanton. Pixar. 2008. 150 150 Amy Fuller

In its depiction of a film-world defined by its lack of natural life, Pixar’s WALL-E (2008) features only one animal: WALL-E’s charismatic companion, Hal the cockroach.

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D-War : Dragon Wars. Dir. Hyung-rae Shim. Freestyle Releasing, Showbox. 2007.

D-War : Dragon Wars. Dir. Hyung-rae Shim. Freestyle Releasing, Showbox. 2007. 150 150 Yelin Jang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAwm-dRRv6M&feature=emb_logo The movie, D-War : Dragon Wars, begins with introducing the Korean legend of the ascension of Imoogi, a gigantic pre-dragon stage serpent. Every 500 years, one good Imoogi was rewarded…

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dir. Matt Reeves. 20th Century Fox. 2014.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dir. Matt Reeves. 20th Century Fox. 2014. 150 150 Anna Nawroozi

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dir. Matt Reeves. 20thCentury Fox. 2014 ‘Now, they may have got their hands on some of our guns. But that does not make…

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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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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Dir. David Yates. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2016.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Dir. David Yates. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2016. 150 150 Imogen Hooper

Courage, nerve, chivalry, the makings of a true her- oh? This story is about a Hufflepuff? Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) is not from Gryffindor, he bears no lightning…

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Arrival. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Paramount Pictures. 2016.

Arrival. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Paramount Pictures. 2016. 150 150 Joanna Jenkins

https://youtu.be/tFMo3UJ4B4g When I think of science fiction films, I immediately think of two things: aliens and explosions. Arrival plays with these expectations of the genre, asking the viewer to look at aliens…

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Dir. Rupert Wyatt. 20th Century Fox . 2011.

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Dir. Rupert Wyatt. 20th Century Fox . 2011. 150 150 Amy Clarke

The scene which I believe most questions anthropocentric notions of human superiority in ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ is the moment when Caesar verbally expresses his frustrations, in…

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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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