Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 
Pros –
1) Cedric the Entertainer as Gus Petch – the man deserves an Oscar for that short role with his iconic catchphrase – I’m gonna nail your ass!
2) Jonathan Hadary as Heinz, the Baron Krauss von Espy – he stole the entire courtroom scene.
3) Billy Bob Thornton plot twist. Marylin, the ruthless golddigger, planned the perfect revenge but love overshadowed vengeance.
4) Fast paced well-written screenplay. George Clooney & Catherine Zeta-Jones had an amazing chemistry as a power couple.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Miles Massey: Attila the Hun. Ivan the Terrible. Henry the Eighth. What do they have in common?
Wrigley: [thinks] Middle name?

Blood Simple (1984)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) A story driven by decisions made by characters. Every next move depends on the characters involved.
2) M. Emmet Walsh as Private Detective Visser – cold-blooded rat.
3) Great editing and score.
4) The climactic scene where Abby drives the knife through Visser’s hand.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Ray: Never point a gun at anyone, unless you mean to shoot him And if you shoot him, you better make sure he’s dead. Because if he ain’t dead, he’s gonna get up and try to kill you. That’s the only thing they taught us in the service that’s worth a god damn.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

PROS  –
1) “Crips & Bloods” monologue with Father Montgomery
2) Frances McDormand as Mildred Hayes – An unapologetic character
3) One shot scene – Red Welby threw off the window.
4) Woody Harrelson’s suicide note
5) Exemplary soundtrack by Carter Burwell – the highlight will be Mildred burning the police station with Molotov Cocktails with The Last Rose of Summer playing in the background.
6) Screenplay – new unpredictable events keep coming in this movie every 10 minutes.
7) Sam Rockwell as Officer Jason Dixon and his chemistry with his mother.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE  –
Mildred Hayes: So how’s it all going in the nigger-torturing business, Dixon?
Dixon: It’s ‘Persons of color’-torturing business, these days , if you want to know.