Spider(s)

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 Craft. Dir. Andrew Fleming. Columbia Pictures. 1996.

The Craft. Dir. Andrew Fleming. Columbia Pictures. 1996. 150 150 Laura Hallam

‘Big animals steal from little ones’ – Bonnie Harper (Neve Campbell) The Craft (1996) epitomises the intensity of teenage female friendships, and how quickly and violently these bonds can be…

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Rango. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Paramount Pictures. 2011.

Rango. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Paramount Pictures. 2011. 150 150 Aylin Ezder

Rango film poster “Rango’s” animated Western storyline is narrated by an owl mariachi band with thick Spanish accents who tell the story of a nameless pet chameleon. The anthropomorphic chameleon…

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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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Coraline. Dir. Henry Selick. Focus Features. 2009.

Coraline. Dir. Henry Selick. Focus Features. 2009. 150 150 Andrea Dauden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItlsPgjGFRg Coraline is a stop-motion animated movie, based on Neil Geiman’s novel with the same title, featuring mice, rats, insects, dogs and a cat. Of all these animals, the nameless…

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The Road to El Dorado. Dir. Bibo Bergeron, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Don Paul. DreamWorks Pictures. 2000.

The Road to El Dorado. Dir. Bibo Bergeron, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Don Paul. DreamWorks Pictures. 2000. 150 150 Milly Winston-Jacques

The Road to El Dorado subverts humanity’s usual place at the apex of creation. In this scene the High Priest, Tzekel-Kan, explains to Tulio (whom he believes to be a…

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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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Jumanji. Dir. Joe Johnson . TriStar Pictures . 1996.

Jumanji. Dir. Joe Johnson . TriStar Pictures . 1996. 150 150 Grace Young

Ever felt like your life was just one long game, and everything to happen was caused by the roll of a dice? No? Well try living 26 years inside Jumanji,…

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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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