Samuel Bird

Samuel Bird Pro

Watching movies to escape this weird messed up world.

Favorite films

  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The Apartment
  • Donnie Darko

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  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

  • Chronicle

    ★★★★

  • Oldboy

    ★★★★★

  • Argylle

    ★½

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    Mulholland Drive is a surreal, immersive, metaphorical identity-themed thrill, guaranteed to have your mind boggling. 

    David Lynch is a genius, and it’s interesting because watching this for the first time a couple of days ago, I was surprised as to how disappointed I was during the first three quarters of this film. It’s kind of missing something, feeling quite unfocused and you’re just waiting for it to pick up; but in the last half an hour you are thrown a…

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

    Adorable. My Neighbor Totoro could have very easily been a forgettable earache but the characters are so well-written and likeable. There are so many accurate mannerisms from the children characters and how they should react in certain situations they are presented with which must be praised. Its presentation really throws you back to the good old days of being a kid and this movie captures that aspect perfectly. The animation is colourful and expressive (which kind of goes without saying…

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

    Villeneuve absolutely COOKED with this one, a total treat for all the senses. Austin Butler was such a standout and stole the show for me (what a character introduction!) It amazes me how captivating these films are even though realistically it’s quite straight forward, but Denis finds a way.

    To be honest this may well go down as one of the best sequels (or I suppose continuations) of all time.

  • Argylle

    Argylle

    ★½

    Very messy and tonally all over the place. An okay concept that wasn’t done brilliantly.

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