The Night Of (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

 

Pros –

1) John Turturro as John Stone : Saved the best of himself for the finale monologue
2) Courtromm drama
3) Riz Ahmed as Naz : The transformation
4) Bill Camp as Dennis Box is a revelation
5) The Cat Subplot analogy with Naz’s.

 
Cons –

1) Poorna Jagannathan as Nasir’s mother : huge miscast, she should’ve been playing the lawyer instead of Amara Karan
2) The mini-series is NOT a murder mystery or Crime Drama or anything of that sort.It’s a cinematographic-crime-murder-mystery which is being captured by expressions of actors which got nothing to do with solving the crime.
3) Unnecessary sub-plots not impacting the story-line

 

Quote –

“Stone : You’re free.”

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A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) The Laundry Scene – very Quentinesqe.
2) Initial 15 minutes.

 

CONS –
1) Lack of good supporting cast except for Clare Higgins
2) Disappointing Climax, in fact, it’s nothing.
3) Half-baked concept.
4) After the arrival of “Hanoi Handshake”, the movie is lost.

 

QUOTE –
“Jack: Well, actually, writers and serial killers are very similar. They’re practically brothers.”