Pete Docter is one of the best directors of animated features working today. That might sound like hubris, but it isn’t. Each of his films is adorable, approachable, and visually stunning enough to warrant the praise, but each also has a core of love and acceptance that makes them universal. The marriage montage in Up! or the simple truth that sadness plays a key roll in our lives from Inside Out, Docter makes movies that tell truths.
Soul, his latest film, is no different.
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We recorded a new podcast last night (which you’ll be able to get your hands on very soon) and this series came up at the beginning. Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace was the 2004 co-creation of Matthew Holness (who also played Marenghi) and Richard Ayoade (who is probably most famous for his lead role in The IT Crowd), and it’s a laser-sharp spoof of the low-budget horror serials that used to air in the 90s.
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