Sense and Sensibility (1995)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS –
1) The love-life of 2 sisters’ devastated by their respective love interests. One man who kept his promise and the other who failed. It’s fascinating to see how much the modern-day rom-coms are influenced by Jane Austen’s classic novels.
2) A huge round of applause for Ang Lee & Emma Thompson for such a delightful adaptation of the classic novel. Emma’s performance was equally gracious.
3) Such a great ensemble of actors. The stoic performances of Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson stand out.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Marianne: Always resignation and acceptance. Always prudence and honour and duty. Elinor, where is your heart?
Elinor Dashwood: What do you know of my heart? What do you know of anything but your own suffering. For weeks, Marianne, I’ve had this pressing on me without being at liberty to speak of it to a single creature. It was forced on me by the very person whose prior claims ruined all my hope. I have endured her exultations again and again whilst knowing myself to be divided from Edward forever. Believe me, Marianne, had I not been bound to silence I could have provided proof enough of a broken heart, even for you.

Gemini Man (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) The bike chase sequence in scenic Colombia.
2) Some good hand-to-hand action in the Catacombs fight scene
3) The entire de-agification VFX is a big success.

 

CONS –
1) The USP of this movie is director Ang Lee. However, the story is super dated and predictable. It’s every 90s sci-fi super soldier movies ever.

 
QUOTE –
Henry: If they could clone a person, you’d think they’d clone more doctors or scientists, not me. They could’ve cloned Nelson Mandela.
Dani: Nelson Mandela couldn’t kill a man on a moving train from two kilometers away.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Epic Story
2) The Green Destiny
3) The Comb War
4) Jade Fox
5) Zhang Ziyi as Jen Yu (her petulance)
6) Yuen Wo Ping’s action choreography

 

Cons –
-n/a-

 

Quote –
1)True strength is light as a feather.No assistance, no growth.No reaction, no explanation.No control, no desire. Give yourself up and find yourself again. Here’s a lesson for you on life.

2) Jade Fox: You know what poison is? An eight-year-old girl full of deceit. That’s poison!

Lust, Caution (2007)

Lust, Caution

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Rater-R scenes
2) Anupam Kher cameo
3) Period backdrop

 

Cons –
1) Length of the movie (30 minutes too long)
2) Climax disappoints.
3) Movie promoted as a “thriller” while it’s more period “Coming-Of-Age”.

 

Quote –
“Go,Now !”