Prisoners (2013)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Perfect textbook thriller; like an unputdownable novel
2) Roger Deakins – Cinematography
3) Jóhann Jóhannsson – music
4) Edgy climax

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

Alex Jones: They only cried when I left them.

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The Change-Up (2011)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A different fantasy concept – pathetic execution though

 

Cons –

 

1) Forgettable one-time watch
2) Alan Arkin – Waste of talent

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Mitch Planko: So I can’t sleep with my wife, I can’t sleep with other women. What the hell is that?
Dave: Marriage.

The Madness of King George (1994)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) One man show: Nigel Hawthorne as King George III
2) Zadok the Priest – perfect timing.
3) It’s a very light-hearted film with an upbeat climax avoiding any unnecessary serious overtone even when the primary plot concerns the Regency Crisis.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Dr. Willis: I have You in my eye, sir. And I shall KEEP You in my eye until You learn to behave and do as You’re told.
George III: I am the King. I tell, I am not TOLD. I am the VERB, sir, not the OBJECT.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller together

 

Cons –

 

1) It’s a Wes Anderson movie not directed by Wes Anderson
2) Pretentious movie – Wannabe Nebraska
3) Dustin Hoffman as Harold – one annoying character

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Harold: It’s called flirting when you’re young. I’m not sure what it’s called when you’re over 70.

Newton (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

1) Strong sociopolitical satire
2) No singing-dancing or romantic subplot
3) Pankaj Tripathi’s performance stands-out in this film
4) Powerful supporting cast with Raghubir Yadav and Sanjay Mishra

 

 

Cons –

1) Rabidly alt-left movie dismissing the current state of Indian democracy.
2) The film is vilifying Indian Army and undermining their sacrifice.
3) An Oscar nomination will be good for the film but at the same time, this will strengthen the negative prejudice about India in the world.

 

 

 

Quote –

Aatma : Main likh ke deta hoon koi nahi aayega vote dene…
Newton : Likh ke dijiye koi nahi aayega vote dene main ye collector office mein submit kar deta hoon.

Logan Lucky (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

 

1) Soderbergh returns to his favorite genre with Hillbilly characters.
2) Prison riot scene with “Game Of Thrones” reference.
3) Dwight Yoakam as Warden Burns
4) Movie is fast paced and genuinely funny even with a well-known plot
5) Daniel Craig as Joe Bang explaining the chemical equation to the Logans about his plastic bag explosive

 

Cons –

 

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

 

Joe Bang: Is it 20 or is it 30 ?… We are dealing with science here!

Ride Along 2 (2016)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
N/A

 

Cons –
1) After a long haul of mind-fuck movies, if you wanna switch-off your mind watch this brainless cliched disaster.

 

Quote –
Ben Barber: The brothers-in-law just got to town!
James Payton: If you say that more time, I’m gonna shoot you in the face.