samirakhtar

samirakhtar

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I like films but I don't even own a bike!!

Favorite films

  • They Live
  • Brazil
  • House Party
  • Children of Men

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  • Brotherhood of the Wolf

    ★★★½

  • Eternals

    ★★★

  • Steel Arena

    ★★★½

  • So Sweet... So Perverse

    ★★½

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  • Brotherhood of the Wolf

    Brotherhood of the Wolf

    ★★★½

    I've not seen this since it came out and thought it was time for a rewatch. I remember quite liking it, but I didn't remember the awful CGI and it being nearly 2 and a half hours long!

    There's a great atmosphere, some great action and it's an interesting mash-up of French period piece, martial arts and creature feature that's always going to appeal. However, it does suffer because of the aforementioned runtime and the poor creature CGI, but it's still unique enough to be considered a cult classic for years to come!

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★★

    No where near as bad as I was expecting, but it wasn't great! The overall story isn't bad, the cast are good, the Deviants are meh and it ends with the obligatory Marvel world ending event, oh and it's too long too! The two end credits scenes are interesting though, but maybe not worth sitting through 150 minutes for!

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  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe

    ★★★½

    There are some great shots, it's well directed and acted. The old home invasion trope is flipped up to create something new and the use of a blind guy really works to create heightened tension in certain scenes.

    However, after all the hype I was expecting something on par with Green Room or It Follows and sadly it didn't quite live up to either film. As nice as the opening shot was, I felt like it wasn't necessary and maybe gave too much away. I did still enjoy it and I'm looking forward to whatever Fede Alvarez does next.

  • Demons

    Demons

    ★★★★★

    This film alone reinvigorated my love of 80s horror and it's still an absolute belter!

    I LOVE the score, the music, the cast, the film within a film, the bonkersness of it all, the gore, oh boy the gore is fantastic, the punks who just turn up, Tony, who channels his inner Mr T (he's actually even better in the second one though), the motorbike and sword combo, the helicopter and the ending, and everything else.

    To be honest 80s…