Bahubali: The Beginning (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) 2h 39m of sheer epicness.
2) Ramya Krishnan as Sivagami
3) Sathyaraj as Katappa
4) Epic opening scene / Lifting Shivling / Jal Parvat
5) Epic battle
6) Climactic plot-twist revelation
7) Part 2 will be most anticipated sequel in hindi film history.
8) End Credit Song : Jeeva Nadhi

Cons –

1) We still can’t get over “Mahabharata” references

Quote –

“Sivagami: My word is my regime !”

Fargo (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) “Anton Chigurh” meets “The Man Who Wasn’t There” in “Fargo”.
2) Blizzard gunfight
3) Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo
4) Keith Carradine as Lou Solverson / Bob Odenkirk as Chief Bill Oswalt
5) Episode 9: A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage
6) The shooting rampage in Fargo, North Dakota
7) Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard: His metamorphosis

 

CONS –
1) Allison Tolman as Deputy Molly Solverso: mono expression face
2) Unlike “Breaking Bad”, the screenplay is full of loopholes and deus ex machina

 

QUOTE –
Lorne: Lester, is this what you want? … Yes or no?
Lester: Yes.
Lorne [After killing three people]: That’s on you.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Music: Brave Soundtrack with “Chase in Chinatown” as the best song.
2) 1940s war-torn Calcutta.
3) Neeraj Kabi as Dr. Anukul Guha
4) Anand Tiwari as Ajit Banerjee
5) A landmark movie for Hindi Cinema.

 

CONS–
1) Swastika Mukherjee as Anguri Devi

 

QUOTE –
“BB : Nahin,Mujhe lagta hai kisine unka khoon karke unki laash chupake rakhi hai”

Army of Darkness (1992)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS – 
1) Time travel factor makes it better than its predecessor as the story is now away from the “cabin in the woods”.
2) Great battle scene inside the pit.
3) All over entertaining movie full of funny catchphrases.
4) Kick-ass poster.
5) Ash’s iconic costume completed with Chainsaws ‘N Boomsticks

 

 

CONS – 
N/A

 

 

QUOTE – 
Possessed woman: Who the hell are you?
Ash: Name’s Ash.
[cocks rifle]
Ash: Housewares.

Marathon Man (1976)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Nazi Factor
2) Babe’s running escape sequence / Dental torture scene
3) Diamond District sequence with Holocaust survivors
4) Roy Scheider as Henry “Doc” Levy
5) Elsa twist
6) Laurence Olivier as Dr. Christian Szell

 

Cons –
1) Slow first half.

 

Quote –
“Christian Szell: Is it safe?”

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Peter Lorre as Joel Cairo
2) Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade

 

Cons –
1) No great twists and thrills
2) Mediocre ending

 

Quote –
“Sam Spade: The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter.”