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A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog’s Purpose.  2017. Amblin Entertainment.  Directed by Lasse Hallström.  USA A Dog’s Purpose follows the lives, deaths, and resurrections of a dog until he reunites with the human companions from his favorite incarnation (when he is named Buddy).  The point of...

Eating Animals

Eating Animals. 2017. Big Star Pictures. Directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn. Eating Animals is an adaptation of the best-selling book of the same title by Jonathan Saffron Foer, which undoubtedly informed many readers of the abysmal conditions of the...

Reviews of Animal Films Now Available

We are pleased to announce a new resource on the ASI website: film reviews by Dr. Pete Porter, Professor and Chair of Theatre and Film at Eastern Washington University. The first three reviews can be found here: Unlocking the Cage The Secret Life of Pets The Dog...

The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets. 2016. Illumination.  Directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney.  Japan and USA. Review by Pete Porter. The Secret Life of Pets suggests that nonhuman companions lead richer lives than humans might imagine, but in an absurd way that champions...

Unlocking the Cage

Unlocking the Cage. 2016. Pennebaker Hegedus Films.  Directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker. USA. Review by Pete Porter. Unlocking the Cage mixes profile documentary with real-life courtroom drama to tell a story of persistent animal advocacy.  Unlocking...