Vivarium (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) The surreal premise with great production value. It’s like a darker version of The Truman Show (1998).

 
CONS –
1) The story explains nothing but will leave the audiences with unanswered questions. Is it even sci-fi or plain super-natural horror?
2) For me, it was one of the most anticipated sci-fi movies of the year. Disappointed.

 

QUOTE –
Gemma: All we wanted…was a home.
Boy: Silly Mother. You are home.

The Brand New Testament (2015)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Remarkable concept exploring absurdism
2) Interesting first half

 

 

Cons –
1) The black-comedy could’ve been funnier with this concept.
2) Uncertain climax

 

 

Quote –
God: Law 1522: If one day you fall in love with a woman there’s a great chance you will not spend your life with her.