HAR: Science/Technology

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

Okja. Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Netflix. 2017 1024 427 Amelia Keen

There are two kinds of pigs that make an appearance in Okja; genetically modified super-pigs and greedy, corporate capitalist pigs. The slaughterhouse scene forces the viewer to dispel any false…

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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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Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay, 2021, Netflix

Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay, 2021, Netflix 150 150 Lois Jones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbIxYm3mKzI “You’re going to die! You’re going to die!” Through a plot that follows the fight for a response to humanity’s impending doom when a comet is discovered to be…

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The Lion King. Dir. Jon Favreau. Walt Disney Pictures and Fairview entertainment. 2019.

The Lion King. Dir. Jon Favreau. Walt Disney Pictures and Fairview entertainment. 2019. 150 150 Grace Horth

Jon Favreau’s 2019 recreation of The Lion King is something David Attenborough would be proud of, or is it? Disney seems to have a habit of reproducing the same stories,…

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Guardians of the Galaxy. Dir. James Gunn. Marvel Studios. 2014.

Guardians of the Galaxy. Dir. James Gunn. Marvel Studios. 2014. 150 150 Tanith Woods

Set in a parallel science- fiction universe, Guardians of the Galaxy[1] parodies Marvel’s usual ‘superhero’ film, by casting five criminal anti- heroes as the protagonists. The film follows five intergalactic…

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The Secret of NIMH. Dir. Don Bluth. MGM/UA Entertainment Company. 1982.

The Secret of NIMH. Dir. Don Bluth. MGM/UA Entertainment Company. 1982. 150 150 Hannah Whelan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLE65PZ30tM “We can no longer live as rats. We know too much.” The Secret of NIMH is remembered by many as a dark, creepy, and disturbing film, with retrospectives published…

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Mrs. Doubtfire. Dir. Chris Columbus. 20th Century Fox. 1993.

Mrs. Doubtfire. Dir. Chris Columbus. 20th Century Fox. 1993. 150 150 Lisa Leak

Fig. 1 In this family comedy directed by Chris Columbus, Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) uses cartoon animals to reflect Daniel’s anarchic behaviour, letting the audience stipulate as to whether he is…

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Toho. 2017.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Toho. 2017. 150 150 William Murray

Mary and the Witch’s Flower is a 2017 animated film, directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and produced by Studio Ponoc (founded by the former lead film producer at Studio Ghibli). The…

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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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