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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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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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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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Frozen. Dir. Adam Green. Anchor Bay Films. 2010.

Frozen. Dir. Adam Green. Anchor Bay Films. 2010. 150 150 Olivia Harris

Adam Green’s dramatic thriller Frozen features the return of the wolf to terrorise three friends who become stranded on a ski lift in a New England ski resort. The wolf’s homecoming becomes…

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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

Stereotypically, cats are represented as sly, sexy, intelligent, manipulative and mysterious creatures, and all of these characteristics are embodied in Gone Girl’s (dir. David Fincher, 2014) complex anti-heroine Amy Dunne. In order…

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Jurassic Park . Dir. Steven Spielberg. Universal Studios. 1993.

Jurassic Park . Dir. Steven Spielberg. Universal Studios. 1993. 150 150 Sophie Lidyard

Stephen Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster adaptation of Jurassic Park is most well-known for its strikingly realistic puppet and CGI representations of the most fascinating of the prehistoric animals: the dinosaurs. Though the dinosaurs…

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A Matter of Loaf and Death. Dir. Nick Park. BBC. 2008.

A Matter of Loaf and Death. Dir. Nick Park. BBC. 2008. 150 150 Harriet Brodie

Beloved characters Wallace and his side-kick canine Gromit return for another film, and this time they are running Top Bun, a brand new bakery. Business is booming for the duo,…

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Donnie Darko. Dir. Richard Kelly. Newmarket Films, Pandora Cinema, United Artists. 2001.

Donnie Darko. Dir. Richard Kelly. Newmarket Films, Pandora Cinema, United Artists. 2001. 150 150 Sophie Lott

Set in 1988, Richard Kelly’s popular cult classic Donnie Darko deals with the teenage title character’s battle with diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia, fits of violent behaviour, and cynicism towards established institutions. Unlike other…

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In the Heart of the Sea. Dir. Ron Howard. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2015.

In the Heart of the Sea. Dir. Ron Howard. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2015. 150 150 Isabell Hans

https://youtu.be/K-H35Mpj4uk Ron Howard´s In the Heart of the Sea (2015), based on Nathaniel Philbrick´s book (2000) of the same name, illustrates the sinking of the whaling ship Essex in 1820 and the crew´s struggle for survival.…

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Mighty Joe Young. Dir. Ron Underwood. Buena Vista Pictures. 1998.

Mighty Joe Young. Dir. Ron Underwood. Buena Vista Pictures. 1998. 150 150 Amelia Eckersley

Film provides a platform for racial stereotypes to indoctrinate its viewers and relay social prejudices. Lester and Ross argue that ‘the predominant juxtaposition of images of blacks and social problems-…

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