Olivier Samter

Olivier Samter Pro

Favorite films

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Spirited Away
  • Despicable Me

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  • American Fiction

    ★★★★

  • The Boy and the Heron

    ★★★★½

  • No Hard Feelings

    ★★★½

  • The Last Airbender

    ★½

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  • Ponyo

    Ponyo

    ★★★★

    Hayao Miyazaki’s films often revolve around children and teenagers who are forced grow up faster than they should – Ashitaka in Princess Mononoke, Chihiro in Spirited Away –, and Ponyo is no expection.

    The way the two protagonists, young boy Sōsuke and his fish-turned-human friend Ponyo, need to grow up however is not about destiny calling them, but about nurturing and parenting. Both kids come from disfunctional families, both with one parent overwhelmed by all the responsibilities of daily life and…

  • Strange World

    Strange World

    ★★

    Some men didn‘t go to therapy and now humanity is Covid.

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  • The Last Airbender

    The Last Airbender

    ★½

    Yes, The Last Airbender is a dud.

    M. Night Shyamalan‘s adaptation is obviously bad for so many different reasons, but mostly because it seems to think that it needs to fix things.

    Sure, if you translate a 20-episode-cartoon series into a live-action-film, there‘s cuts and changes to be made. But they seem to have picked the worst possible storylines to keep and mashed them together into an incoherent, weird thing that lacks proper exposition.

    I‘m all for adding new ideas to…

  • The Boy and the Heron

    The Boy and the Heron

    ★★★★½

    I had to give this yet another rewatch to see what was up with all the fuss about Robert Pattinson voicing the Heron and boy, was that impressive. One of the best English speaking animation voice over jobs I have seen in recent years.

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  • The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    ★★★

    this just doesn't speak to me like the original did without the les poissons les poissons hi hi hi hon hon hon song

  • The Letter Room

    The Letter Room

    ★★★

    This film already has all the Oscars it needs.