Abdulla Alsaleh

Abdulla Alsaleh

Favorite films

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

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  • The Deepest Breath

    ★★★

  • Ben & Arthur

    ½

  • Fallen Leaves

    ★★★★½

  • Kanchana Sita

    ★★★★

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  • The Deepest Breath

    The Deepest Breath

    ★★★

    Since I barely ever use Netflix these days, The Deepest Breath was a movie that completely flew under my radar, and so I didn't know what to expect from the film once I sat down to watch it. The Deepest Breath takes a pretty cookie cutter approach to its portrayal of the frankly terrifying world of freediving with its tried and true uses of talking head interviews, archival footage, and some of the most overbearing score music known to man…

  • Ben & Arthur

    Ben & Arthur

    ½

    Going into this movie, the only thing I knew about it was that everyone has crowned it as the LGBTQIA+ equivalent to Tommy Wiseau's The Room in terms of how bad it was, but since The Room had a budget $16 million and Ben and Arthur only cost $40,000 (although it feels more like it cost around $20), I feel like this comparison might be a bit unfair. Ben and Arthur is one of those bad movies that pretty much…

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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…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    Anyone who knows me knows how much of a vendetta I have against comic book movies, especially Marvel movies. Despite that, I was honestly really excited for The Batman because it looked like an actual movie that someone made rather than another one of the passionless, lifeless products that dominate the film industry. The last time that I can remember a comic book movie looking this unique or interesting to me would be Joker, and while I am really embarrassed…