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Penguin Bloom. Dir. Glendyn Ivin. Netflix, Inc. 2021.

Penguin Bloom. Dir. Glendyn Ivin. Netflix, Inc. 2021. 543 269 Rachel Davies

Inspired by true events, Penguin Bloom tells the story of Sam Bloom, a mother and wife who became paralysed after a serious accident.  As she struggles through a difficult recovery,…

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Life Doesn’t Frighten Me. Dir. Stephen Dunn. LDFM Films. 2012.

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me. Dir. Stephen Dunn. LDFM Films. 2012. 150 150 Zoe Vnak

Stephen Dunn’s 2012 Canadian short film, Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, presents viewers with a campy peek into the life of thirteen-year old Esther as she embarks upon her journey into…

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.. 1988.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.. 1988. 150 150 Charlotte Pick

Robert Zemeckis’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) is set in the ‘Toon’-dominated animated film industry of Hollywood in 1947, 40 years previous to the film’s actual release. [1] Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), [2]…

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Animals: Friend or Food?. Dir. Jason Young . National Film Board of Canada. 2003.

Animals: Friend or Food?. Dir. Jason Young . National Film Board of Canada. 2003. 150 150 Abbie Malley

Animals, a documentary film directed by Jason Young, follows a young couple’s journey through a year-long experiment in raising their own livestock on a farm in Nova Scotia. The re-birth of…

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The Grand Seduction. Dir. Don McKellar. Entertainment One. 2014.

The Grand Seduction. Dir. Don McKellar. Entertainment One. 2014. 150 150 Matthew Pleszkewycz

Don McKellar’s 2013 film The Grand Seduction, delves into the lives of those living in the small fishing town of Tickle Head, Newfoundland. The film follows the life of Murray French,…

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Werckmeister Harmonies. Dir. Béla Tarr. Artificial Eye. 2000.

Werckmeister Harmonies. Dir. Béla Tarr. Artificial Eye. 2000. 150 150 Dan Williams

Béla Tarr’s Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), based on László Krasznahorkai’s 1989 novel The Melancholy of Resistance, sees the arrival of an enormous taxidermy whale in a small Hungarian town. Local postman…

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Planet of the Apes. Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. Twentieth Century Fox. 1968.

Planet of the Apes. Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. Twentieth Century Fox. 1968. 150 150 Rylie Vaccaro

Planet of the Apes is a story that takes a look at what the world would be like if Apes filled the role of humans, and vice-versa. What the film…

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Grizzly Man. Dir. Werner Herzog. Lions Gate Films. 2005.

Grizzly Man. Dir. Werner Herzog. Lions Gate Films. 2005. 150 150 Emma Redley

Grizzly Man, Dir. Werner Herzog, (2005). Grizzly Man, directed by Werner Herzog, presents a mixture of actual footage collected from Timothy Treadwell’s archive as well as interviews with his friends…

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Bringing Up Baby . Dir. Howard Hawks. RKO. 1938.

Bringing Up Baby . Dir. Howard Hawks. RKO. 1938. 150 150 Katie Goody

In the romantic comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938) Hawks explores the association between animalism (behaviours or feelings associated with animals) and chaos. The comedy emerges out of the interactions between the unlikely…

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Breakfast and Tiffany’s . Dir. Blake Edwards . Paramount Pictures . 1961.

Breakfast and Tiffany’s . Dir. Blake Edwards . Paramount Pictures . 1961. 150 150 Katie Goody

In Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Audrey Hepburn performs as Holly Golightly, formerly Lula Mae Barnes. We  learn that Holly has moved to New York to reinvent herself. As a consequence, she has…

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