Abdulla Alsaleh

Abdulla Alsaleh

Favorite films

  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • One from the Heart
  • Fireworks
  • Nostos: The Return

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  • Poor Things

    ★★½

  • Guinea Pig Part 4: Devil Doctor Woman

    ★★★

  • Witchfinder General

    ★★★½

  • Perfect Days

    ★★★★★

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  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    ★★½

    Over the past few months, I had seen so many conflicting opinions on Poor Things from my friends that I really didn't know how I'd react to it, and after missing my chance to watch it in theaters, the student cinema came in clutch and gave me the chance to finally see it. For a movie that has such a gorgeously shot, beautifully realized world and attempts at touching on themes of existentialism, cynicism, and socialism, I was surprised to…

  • Guinea Pig Part 4: Devil Doctor Woman

    Guinea Pig Part 4: Devil Doctor Woman

    ★★★

    While I wouldn't exactly call it a "great" film, Guinea Pig Part 3: He Never Dies was goofy, funny, and entertaining enough to make me forgive just how bad the two movies that came before it were, and it made me more hopeful about the remaining half of the series. Even when compared to its darkly cartoonish predecessor, Guinea Pig Part 4: Devil Doctor Woman goes all out on its silliness, as its exploding babies, talking stomach tumors, cannibal tasting…

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    In Disco Elysium, there is a thought that you can internalize in the game called “Actual Art Degree”, and when you’ve finished internalizing it, you’re rewarded with words and phrases that can be used to bash a mediocre or bad piece of art, along with being able to earn 10 XP with every passive conceptualization check. Many of these words and phrases, such as “milquetoast”, “lacking in imagination”, and “cliché-and-gonorrhea-ridden paean to conformism”, are all what I’d use to describe The…

  • Witchfinder General

    Witchfinder General

    ★★★½

    There are a number of folk horror films from the late 1960s and early 1970s that I've been trying to find for ages, and since Witchfinder General was one of them, I was glad to have finally found a way to see it. Witchfinder General was less of a straightforward folk horror movie and more like an intense period drama, as Michael Reeves examines the weaponization of belief through the relentless cruelty of Matthew Hopkins and his assistant and their…