Sam

Bearded geek. English-Palestinian. Film-maker and writer, rat race escapee. Riddled with anxiety.

Favorite films

  • Midsommar
  • Booksmart
  • Knives Out
  • Host

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  • Zombieland: Double Tap

    ★★★

  • The Hole

    ★★★

  • Thir13en Ghosts

    ★★★

  • Coraline

    ★★★★★

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    There, Panicky, I've finally watched it instead of just reading the script!

    After yesterday's Hashtag-Instaselfie dialogue in Assassination Nation, this was an extremely refreshing palate cleanser.

    The dynamic between mother and daughter here reminds me a lot of my sister's relationship with my mother when she was around this age, but she doesn't see that so I'm probably misremembering?

    Anyway, yes, excellent.

  • Under the Shadow

    Under the Shadow

    ★★★★★

    Smarter people than me will have dissected the symbolism of this and the unique frame of reference that comes with a horror film set in Iran. All I can say is that I loved this and then ramble about some personal stuff that's mostly irrelevant.

    I loved this.

    I grew up in 1990's Jordan (and, much later, Palestine) where belief in the Djinn was pretty widespread. I remember jumping over the first tile in the bathroom because that's where some…