Chicago (2002)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) All publicity is good publicity. Although the movie is set in the 1920s, it eerily summarises the modern media, making and breaking a person’s public image, creating false gods & celebrities for gullible readers & audiences with a short attention span.
2) Great screenplay and editing amalgamating the entire movie with jazz performances.
3) John C. Reilly as Amos, the simpleton pushover husband of Roxie Hart.
4) Magnificent musical numbers moving the story forward.

 

CONS –
N/A

 
QUOTE –
1.
Billy Flynn: This is Chicago, kid. You can’t beat fresh blood on the walls.
2.
Roxie: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
Matron Mama Morton: You’re talking to the wrong people.

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The Square (2017)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) The thief subplot
2) Cinematography: long take scenes with the camera planted at the same location.
3) Terry Notary’s ape imitation.

 

Cons –
1) A social satire on contemporary art, censorship and someone’s personal life? What’s the outcome here? What is the story trying to establish?

 

Quote –
Christian: If you place an object in a museum does that make this object a piece of art?