The Way Back (2020)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) An alcoholic & grief-stricken high-school basketball legend seeking redemption by returning back to his school to coach the basketball team. Ben Affleck perfectly fitted the bill.

 

CONS –
1) There is one such high school coach-centered sports drama every few years. This ain’t Lean on Me (1989) or Remember the Titans (2000).
2) Tediously formulaic.

 
QUOTE –
I want every one of you to reach in your shorts right now and tell me if you find a pair. ‘Cause right now, you’re playing like a bunch of fucking pussies.

Night School (2018)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) This Kevin Hart comedy is a little better than many of his movies in past years.
2) End credits songs: “El Sueño” Frankie J & Humby and “Graduated (from Night School)” by Trinidad James ft. the Hipster

 
CONS –
1) Half fun is ruined if you’ve watched the trailer
2) Good first half and lackadaisical second half.

 

QUOTE –
Mila: Aren’t you a little old to be a pop-star?
Luis: Aren’t you a little young to die?