La La Land (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –

 

1) Climactic epilogue with possible alt-ending.
2) John Legend’s monologue on Jazz
3) Cinematography
4) The only romantic scene where the movie clicks was when Mia leaves the restaurant and runs to the theater to watch Rebel Without a Cause with Seb.

 

Cons –

 

1) Mediocre songs with mediocre dance moves.
2) Too much hyped by 14 Oscar nominations

 

Quote –

 

Keith: How are you gonna be a revolutionary if you’re such a traditionalist?

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Whiplash (2014)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) Fighting inner demons, cut-throat competition, peer pressure and jazz.
2) “Million Dollar Baby” with drum-sticks.
3) J. K. Simmons as Terence Fletcher – Though the entire movie label him as the revengeful antagonist,the last scene absolves the character as a true mentor who’ll accept nothing less than the best.

 
Cons –

 
n/a

 
Quote –

 

Terence Fletcher: There are no two words in the English language more harmful than “good job”.