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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The Equalizer (2014)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

 

Pros –

1) Fast paced story-line
2) Action packed
3) That orphan Russian boy’s story.
4) End Credits (Guts Over Fear)

 

 

Cons –

1) Bad supporting cast
2) Cliched sub-plots
3) The ex-CIA angle
4) In a nutshell, it’s “Jason Bourne” meets “Death Wish” with a “History Of Violence”.
5) The Russian Mafia portrayal is not as convincing as Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises.

 

 
Quote –

“Don’t doubt yourself, son. Doubt kills.”

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Sleepless in Seattle

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) The climax being a tribute to An Affair to Remember (1957)
2) The perfect lead actors for a heart-warming story. Meg Ryan is indeed the definitive leading lady of 90s rom-coms.
3) The entire soundtrack is a perfect romantic mix-tape with artist like Jimmy Durante, Joe Cocker, Celine Dion etc.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Sam Baldwin: I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.