1917 (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) A cinematic triumph by Sam Mendes. The entire movie appears as one long shot without any cuts.
2) Best Cinematography award confirmed for Roger Deakins for the second time. Not since Birdman (2014), we have watched such wonder.
3) The movie is mainly a one-man show by George MacKay as Lance Corporal Schofield meeting characters along the way of his mission.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“General Erinmore: Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone.”

Sherlock (Season 4)

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

VERDICT– 0/5

 

PROS –
1) Mrs. Hudson driving Aston Martin.

 

CONS –
1) You can’t fool viewers by showing incoherent story-lines, the plot is full of potholes and claim it be a twisted psychological thriller of some sort.
2) This season reduced the iconic detective to a manipulated genius driven by other geniuses beyond his comprehension long before he hit puberty. There was also a hint given that he was brain-washed.

 

QUOTE –
High Rank Police Officer: Do you have any idea what speed you were going at?
Mrs. Hudson: No, of course not! I was on the phone.

Spectre (2015)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Christoph Waltz as Blofeld
2) SPECTRE meeting in Rome: the return of a classic villain
3) Bond torture scene
4) Aston Martin: Rome chase
5) Train fight with Dave Bautista
6) Culminating Craig’s series of films together with an overarching story-line.

 

Cons –
1) No epic boss fight; Blofeld without any backup plans.
2) Bond meets Blofeld without any legwork and escapes conveniently.
3) mediocre opening scene before credit.
4) “Writing’s on the Wall”

 

Quote –
Blofeld: [to Bond] Cuckoo!

The Abominable Bride (2016)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) The Victorian version of the series.
2) Benedict Cumberbatch uncanny resemblance to Jeremy Brett: The definitive Holmes
3) The first half of the episode.
4) Going back & forth in the two eras.

 

 

CONS –
1) The Suffragettes twist
2) Annoying Climax & needless twists covered by drug hallucinations.
3) 2 story-lines and no conclusion.
4) It was supposed to be a “One-shot” story.

 

 

QUOTE –
“Moriarty: Dead is the new sexy.”

Sherlock (Season 3)

Sherlock (Season 3)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS–
1) The “Mary-CIA” angle

 

CONS-
1) Holmes killing Magnussen was completely against the nature and character of Sherlock Holmes. Epic Fail.

 

QUOTE-
Mrs Hudson : “Oh, the neighbours.”

Sherlock (Season 2)

Sherlock (Season 2)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) “A Scandal in Belgravia” – best episode
2)  Lara Pulver as Irene Adler
3) “I AM SHER LOCKED”

 

CONS-
1) “The Hounds of Baskerville” sucks

 

QUOTE –
“Sherlock Holmes: Mrs Hudson, leave Baker Street? England would fall !”

Sherlock (Season 1)

Sherlock (Season 1)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Watson getting rid of the crutch.
2) The revelation of Mycroft and Moriarty
3) Cliffhanger ending.

 

CONS –
1) “The Blind Banker” sucks

 

QUOTE –
“Good evening, Mycroft. Try not to start a war before I get home, you know what it does for the traffic.”