The Lighthouse (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Another psychological thriller studying paranoia in isolation.
2) Both actors justifed their role of two lighthouse keepers with questionable past and dubious personalities.
3) Shot in Black&White in the Movietone ratio gives a certain weight to the entire movie.
4) After The Witch (2015), its Robert Eggers second project and we are sure to expect better from him in this genre.

 

CONS –
1) A pretentious plot with an ambiguous climax.

 

QUOTE –
Should pale death, with treble dread, make the ocean caves our bed, God who hears the surges roll deign to save our suppliant soul.

Clerks (1994)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

 

Pros –
1) Great hang-out movie with lovable and identifiable characters
2) Jeff Anderson as Randal Graves – his prophetic voice and monologues
3) Birth of a cult.I’d like to visit “View Askewniverse” again.
4) Pop-Culture references

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Silent Bob: You know, there’s a million fine looking women in the world, dude. But they don’t all bring you lasagna at work. Most of ’em just cheat on you.

The Artist (2011)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Cinematic Beauty – Beautifully directed.
2) Courageous for the director and studio.
3) Jean Dujardin – The man of expressions.

 

Cons –

 

1) Simple Story – “Sunset Blvd” revisited

 

Quote –
“George Valentin: If only he could talk.”