Primer (2004)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –

1) One of the most complicated time-travel story.
2) Keeping the dialogues filled with technical jargons

Cons –

1) Poorly executed.Though Shane Carruth can’t be blamed for the low production value and ignore the hard-work involved in a shoestring budget,the story deserves better execution and presentation. It’s a Kubrick or a Nolan movie.

Quote –

“Aaron: That is no static shock.”

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

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

VERDICT – 4/4

 

PROS –
1) Way ahead of its time; highly influential.
2) Opening theme music: “Making of a Cyborg”
3) Animation Quality; “Blade Runner” of animated sci-fi.
4) Therm-Optic camouflage; future Guns; spider-like armored vehicle; high octane gun fight.

 

CONS –
1) Too much science & less entertaining
2) Philosophy of AI; Sad life documentary of Puppet Master.

 

QUOTE –
Puppet Master: It can also be argued that DNA is nothing more than a program designed to preserve itself. Life has become more complex in the overwhelming sea of information. And life, when organized into species, relies upon genes to be its memory system. So, man is an individual only because of his intangible memory… and memory cannot be defined, but it defines mankind. The advent of computers and the subsequent accumulation of incalculable data has given rise to a new system of memory and thought parallel to your own. Humanity has underestimated the consequences of computerization.

The Night of the Generals (1967)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –

1) The star-cast
2) Peter O’Toole as General Wilhelm Tanz
3) The backdrop : World War II / Holocaust / Operation Valkyrie / Rommel / French Resistance
4) 3 Murders 3 Cities : Warsaw-Paris-Hamburg

Cons –

1) Too long
2) Bad editing
3) Great historical drama but poor thriller

Quote –

Inspector Morand: But, murder is the occupation of Generals.
Major Grau: Then let us say what is admirable on the large scale is monstrous on the small. Since we must give medals to mass murderers, why not give justice to the small… entrepreneur.

The Ides of March (2011)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –

1) The Title
2) Great Supporting Cast : Hoffman & Giamatti
3) Hoffman’s loyalty speech.

Cons –

1) Watching this movie after “House Of Cards” leaves you with zero impact.It’s like watching a kids movie after watching a Rated-R movie.
2) Ordinary execution of an ordinary story.

Quote –

“Stephen Meyers: If you want to be president, you can start a war, you can lie, you can cheat, you can bankrupt the country, but you can’t fuck the interns.”