Captain Fantastic (2016)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

1) The whole concept of a family living outside the materialistic world with minimum exposure and immersing their time in physical training & reading is engaging. Cult already.
2) Sweet Child O’Mine
3) The subtle humor.

 
Cons –

 

1) Sometimes death of a family member brings the whole family closer. “Little Miss Sunshine” all over again.
2) Final act of the film is rushed and also predictable.

 
Quote –
Bo: I know nothing! I know nothing! I am a freak because of you! You made us freaks! And mom knew that! She understood! Unless it comes out of a fucking book, I don’t know anything about anything!

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Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Definitive musical !
2) Songs : “Singin’ in the Rain” , “Make ‘Em Laugh”.
3) The acrobatics and energy level of lead actors is spectacular.
4) The movie is timeless. Notable for revealing secrets of movie behind the scenes.

 
Cons –

n/a

 
Quote –
Cosmo Brown: 🎶🎶 Oh, you could study Shakespeare and be quite elite,
And you could charm the critics and have nothing to eat,
Just slip on a a banana peel, the world’s at your feet
Make ’em laugh, make ’em laugh, make ’em laugh! 🎶🎶

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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

Verdict – 3/4

 

Pros –

1) Tim Burton’s dark take on Dr. Seuss
2) Simple story like “Cat In The Hat”, but a haunting chapter for Children’s literature.
3) Celebration of 2 holidays

 

Cons –

1) Though unique but average animation quality
2) Mediocre music

 

Quote –

Jack Skellington: Eureka! This year, Christmas will be – OURS!

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

1) Generic 90s action film to be watched on a Sunday afternoon.

 
Cons –

1) Unwanted sequel.We already got James Bond / Jack Ryan / Jason Bourne / Ethan Hunt. Unless you can’t make something like John Wick, please don’t sweat.
2) Cliched character, predictable plot, tedious direction , routine action.

 

Quote –

 

Samantha: Strong guys don’t hurt you, the weak guys do that. Strong guys always have little sisters, or they want one.

Thirst (2009)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

 

Pros –

 

1) Love Story of a priest turned reluctant-accidental-vampire.
2) The story is the corner-stone of this movie. From beginning to end the story is the mainstay of this film.It started as a sci-fi medical drama, later it converted into a love-triangle with steamy love-making scenes.The pen-ultimate part is body-horror/slasher and the climax is all about redemption of two lovers to eternity.

 

 

Cons –

1) 30 minutes too long.

 
Quote –
“No one blames someone
for getting hurt in an accident!
No one gets criticized
for having cancer!
I went there to do good!
So what if I’m a vampire?”

Sherlock (Season 4)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

1) Mrs. Hudson driving Aston Martin.

 

Cons –

1) You can’t fool viewers by showing incoherent story-lines, plot full of potholes and claim it be a twisted psychological thriller of some sort.
2) This season reduced the iconic detective to a manipulated genius driven by other geniuses beyond his comprehension long before he hit puberty. There was also a hint given that he was brain-washed.

 

Quote –

High Rank Police Officer: Do you have any idea what speed you were going at?
Mrs. Hudson: No, of course not! I was on the phone.

Enemy (2013)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

1) Another kafkaesque mindfuck starring Jake Gyllenhaal , the crown prince of psychological thriller.
2) The basic plot of doppelgängers chasing each other is intriguing.

 

Cons –

1) The climax is neither ambiguous nor meaningful for an average moviegoer.Comparing the movie to Memento or Inception is idiotic.
2) Mediocre supporting cast.

 

Quote –

 

Title Card: Chaos is order yet undeciphered.