Dead Poets Society (1989)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) An influential coming-of-age drama which will reignite the passion for poetry among its audiences.
2) A huge round of applause for Tom Schulman for the story and the original screenplay.
3) Robin Williams as John Keating – less screentime but one of his most memorable role.
4) Climactic rebellion by students by standing on their desks.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Oh captain, my captain.

The Purge (2013)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Intriguing dystopian plot. A near future where crime is legal for a day.
2) Decent background score

 

Cons –
1) The direction is awful. No proper character development. Neither horror nor slasher.
2) The right story was not picked to start the series. The national insanity was reduced to a house-break-in.

 

Quote –
Mary Sandin: We are gonna play the rest of this night out in motherfucking peace. Does anyone have a problem with that?

Daybreakers (2009)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

 

1) Willem Dafoe as “Elvis” – the only character with substance.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Forgettable half-hearted sci-fi horror.It’s better to watch a “Black Mirror” episode instead.

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Edward Dalton: Is this place safe?

Elvis: Living in a world where vampires are the dominant species is about as safe as bare backing a 5 dollar whore.

Predestination (2014)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A perfect sci-fi mind-fuck extravaganza – just one notch below Inception
2) Who came first – Baby Jane or Parents Joe ? Before establishing the predestination paradox – the movie also establishes this chicken-egg-paradox.
3) Sarah Snook – meaty role.
4) Tight screenplay with sweet 97 minutes running time.

 

 

Cons –

 

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

 

“The snake that eats its own tail, forever and ever”

Lord of War (2005)

Lord of War

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Opening Scene (For What It’s Worth)
2) The cargo plane disintegration scene
3) Captivating monologues – from the opening scene to the end scene

 

Cons –
1) This movie is style over substance

 

Quote –
Yuri Orlov:  There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That’s one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?