My Cousin Vinny (1992)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –

1) Watching Joe Pesci is always a delight.His chemistry with Marisa was too good.
2) One of the best Courtroom Drama Film.
3) Marisa Tomei’s technical monologues.
4) It’s an American Classic – Very Coen-ish.
Cons –

1) Deserved a sequel.
Quote –

Vinny Gambini: You were serious about that?

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Rush (2013)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5 /5

Pros –

1) One of the best sporting rivalry movie.The real-life drama of 1976 F1 Season (I’ll repeat : “The Damned United” is still over-rated)
2) Daniel Brühl as Niki Lauda ; Memorable performance one after another (Future Oscar Winner)
3) Cinematography ; Hans Zimmer’s music (The Climactic music is almost Dark Knight)
Cons –

1) “Rush” is not an apt title.(Same case as “Oblivion”)
Quote –

“Niki Lauda: A wise man can learn more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”

The Party (1968)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –

1) 5 minutes into the movie and you won’t realise it’s a British actor playing an Indian.This Indian stereotype can be attributed to Peter Sellers’ excellent performance.
Cons –

1) A great concept but the legendary director was stick to his slapstick humor tactics not trusting Peter Sellers.The climactic pie-fight from “The Great Race” was replaced by soap-bubbles.But it won’t work every time
2) Lack of supporting cast.
Quote –

“Hrundi V. Bakshi: Birdie Num Num”

Lethal Weapon (1987)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Typical buddy-cop film with a dark-tone and very few funny moments
2) Badass Mel Gibson
3) Establishment Shots ; Cinematography
4) The “Jump”
5) The final Ju-Jitsu boss fight

Cons –

1) Will not call it a thriller as the cops never investigate the case but case keep coming back to them .
2) The movie was well built from the first scene but final 20 minutes were going in no direction.
Quote –

“Roger Murtaugh: You’re not trying to draw a psycho pension! You really are crazy!”

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night (2012)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/4

Pros –

1) Comprehensive and emotional guide to Johnny Carson’s life and career.
2) Kevin Spacey as narrator.
3) His origin as a wannabe Magician where is learned the rhetorics of self-presentation.

Cons –

n/a

Quote –

“Jerry Seinfeld : You know for my entire career,I’ve heard comedians in bar debate over who do you think is going to get the tonight show after Johnny leaves.What nobody realised is that when you left ,you are gonna pack it up and take it with you – which is what he did.Because that show never existed again.There never was a Tonight Show…It was Carson.”

Ankhon Dekhi (2013)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

Verdict – 3 /5

Pros –

1) Rajat Kapoor breaking his stereotyped image
2) Brijendra Kala : This guy needs more screen-time.
3) This will be regarded as Sanjay Mishra’s magnum opus (but I aint impressed)
4) Climax : Birdman , anyone ?
5) Kailash Kher’s vocals and Varun Grover’s lyrics.
6) The sub-plot of separation of two brothers.This is the strongest part of the film.
Cons –

1) An unnecessay emotional over-tone all over the film while it only portrays story of an everyday man gone nuts who finally commits suicide.
2) The movie cannot justfies it’s title as the insanity of main protagonist keep shifting from one domain to another.
Quote –

n/a