X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –

1) The Villain & it’s mythology
2) Kickass Opening sequence
3) Justice done with all characters with ample amount of screen-time (which includes Wolverine’s short & effective cameo)
4) Boss fight
5) Just like the previous film, Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver stole the show
6) Best superhero movie of the 2016 so far : better than both “Civil War” & “Dawn Of Justice”.

 

 

Cons –

1) “The Erik Lehnsherr Conundrum” : the story-line is revolving on the same plot from past 3 movies.
2) Honestly, Oscar Isaac can’t be identified in the movie.Why not make a 100 % CGI character ? Why studios are wasting money on actors when the make-up & CGI will overshadow every possible expression of the actor.

 

Quote –
“Charles Xavier: Thank you for letting me in.”

OMG: Oh My God! (2012)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

1) Story : out of the box and fresh
2) Paresh Rawal as lead actor
3) Mithun Chakraborty as Leeladhar

 
Cons –

1) Over-acting

Quote –
‘Logo se unka dharm kabhi mat cheenna, warna log tumhe apna dharm bana lenge’

Rashomon (1950)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) Story : cornerstone of the movie
2) Cinematography : Vintage Akira
3) Toshiro Mifune as Tajōmaru, the bandit
4) A story of morality, humanity & conflict.
5) One of the most influential story-line in world cinema.

 
Cons –

n/a

 
Quote –
“Commoner: I even heard that the demon living here in Rashômon fled in fear of the ferocity of man.”

Dial M for Murder (1954)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

1) A reverse thriller with multiple plot-twists
2) Great cast especially Ray Milland as Tony Wendice
3) It’s perfect “stage” thriller.

 
Cons –

 

n/a

Quote –
“Mark Halliday: In stories things usually turn out the way the author wants them to; and in real life they don’t… always.”

Observe and Report (2009)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) It started like “40 Year Old Virgin” and ends like “Taxi Driver”
2) Very dark themed at some time
3) Soundtrack : “Brain” by The Action : best scene of the movie
4) Anna Faris as Brandi

 
Cons –

 

1) The story is trying to run 2 personalities of Seth Rogen at the same time.
2) Aziz Ansari : subplot wasted

 
Quote –

“Ronnie Barnhardt: The world has no use for another scared man. Right now, the world needs a fucking hero.”

Ex Machina (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 
Pros –

1) Solid story with several plot-twists.
2) Climax : Caleb locked-in and Ava abandoning him is very cliffhanger “Twilight Zone” ending.
3) Visual effects.
4) Highly influential Sci-Fi story.

 

Cons –

1) Weak 3rd Act : Death of Nathan.

 

 

Quote –
Nathan: You are dead center of the greatest scientific event in the history of man.

Caleb: If you’ve created a conscious machine, it’s not the history of man. That’s the history of gods.

Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

1) It’s a Nawazuddin Show : nothing more , nothing less

 

Cons –

1) Brainchild of Anurag Kashyap’s sheer frustration after the failure of Bombay Velvet.
2) Forced analogy of Raman & Raghav
3) This movie is a cakewalk for both Anurag & Nawaz.If this movie would have came 10 years ago,it would’ve been called a brave project but not after “Gangs Of Wasseypur”.

 

Quote –

“Bade police waale ki aankh mein aankh daalke baat karne ka mazaa hi zabardast hota hai”