Samuel_Gavin

Samuel_Gavin

Favorite films

  • Total Recall
  • The Truman Show
  • A Ghost Story
  • Spider-Man

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  • Orion and the Dark

    ★★★

  • Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

    ★★½

  • Saltburn

    ★★★½

  • Police Story

    ★★★★

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  • Orion and the Dark

    Orion and the Dark

    ★★★

    Starts as a super relatable coming of age story about an overanxious kid, with fun sketchbook-esque graphic stylings to boot, and becomes deeply less interesting the moment the wannabee Pixar stuff comes in.

    All of Orion's quite understandable and multifaceted neuroses get reduced to one idea - that he's afraid of the dark -, and the narrative eventually gear shifts into a fable about multigenerational storytelling... through a pretty cliche tale of wacky side characters and typical worldbuilding gags ala…

  • Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

    Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

    ★★½

    You know it's bad when you're ripping off The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.

    First of all, Aardman rock. British audiences were pleasantly surprised when they entered into a contract with Dreamworks in the early 2000s, even moreso to find the resulting feature films be filled with the same obscure, uniquely Yorkshire-esque British wit that turned Wallace & Gromit into cultural sensations. And with recent features like Robin Robin, an absolutely adorable Christmas storybook fable, everything suggested its uniquely…

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