samirakhtar

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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  • The Blue Dahlia

    ★★★★

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

  • Be Kind Rewind

    ★★★½

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★★

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  • The Blue Dahlia

    The Blue Dahlia

    ★★★★

    Top notch noir!

    It hooked me in from the opening scene in the bar, then I thought I knew who the killer was straight away, because, you know, it's old and they didn't do twists back then! I was completely wrong!

    A great cast and characters, it looks great and it's a superb murder mystery! I may have to rewatch it soon!

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

    Finally got my kids to watch this, last time they were too young and all the initial death and stabbing made them switch off.

    It's now my most watched film on Letterboxd, so it must be doing something right!

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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…