The Invisible Man (2020)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Slow first-half however ominous.
2) It’s not a horror movie but the jumpscares worked.

 

CONS –
1) Weak supporting cast including that of Adrian Griffin, the mad-scientist.
2) Elisabeth Moss is getting seriously type-casted in her perennial victim roles.

 

QUOTE –
Cecilia: I used to feel sorry for you. The blood relative of a narcissist sociopath. Permanent punching bag. Handcuffed to his wallet. But now…I can see you for what you really are. You’re just the jellyfish version of him. Everything but the spine.

Us (2019)

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

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) This is some seriously mediocre govt-conspiracy-horror movie from Jordan Peele where an army of scissors-wielding undergrounds doppelgangers with speech impairment are killing their counterparts to achieve the goal of “joining hands across the country”.
2) It took 60 minutes of built-up to take off the story. This movie is 30 minutes too long.
3) None of the actors are convincing in their respective roles. I wonder what Elisabeth Moss was doing in that “blink & miss” role.
4) I feel pity for those critics who are digging hidden “socio-cultural” meaning in this over-hyped movie.

 

QUOTE –
Kitty Tyler: Ophelia, call the police.
Ophelia: OK. Playing “Fuck tha Police” by N.W.A.

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?