Battle of the Sexes (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Steve Carell & Emma Stone nailed it.
2) The movie on this historic event was long overdue.
3) Great supporting cast.

 

Cons –

 

 

1) Antagonizing Margaret Court for being straight? Not Okay.
2) Lesbian saved womankind – that’s the underlying theme of this film.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

JACK : I’m not sure you understand. If you’re not in the USLTA, you can’t play the Grand Slams. No Wimbledon,no Palm Springs, no nothing.
BILLIE JEAN : Oh, I get it. But what will your Grand Slams be without the best women players in the world? Not so grand.

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Birdman (2014)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) This movie is a milestone in world cinema
2) The similarity between Reel-Life and Real-Life Of Keaton
3) The Music (Drumrolls)
4) Cinematography (long shots); Visually stunning
5) Great supporting cast.
6) Trailer and Poster
7) Ambiguous Climax
8) His alter-ego as his inner conflict (and the Batman gruff voice)
9) The Times-Square Scene

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“Riggan: [as Birdman] The Clown doesn’t have half your talent and he’s making a fortune in that tin-man getup.We’re the real thing Riggan.We had it all.We gave it away.We handed these posers the keys to the kingdom.”

Oblivion (2013)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Great CGI with innovative designs (Tower Post)
2) The primary concept of the movie – Just like “The Island” the primary characters were given a false narrative about the fate of the earth
3) Morgan Freeman as Malcolm Beech – The moment he lights his cigar making his entry was super awesome.

 

Cons –
1) Movie Title “Oblivion” – could’ve been better.

 

Quote –
How can man die better: than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods.