Beginners (2010)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) A character-driven movie full of curious characters
2) Ewan McGregor voice-overs monologues
3) Christopher Plummer as Hal – A dying man living his last days to the fullest extent.

 
CONS –
1) A boring film with zero entertainment value for the average moviegoer.

 
QUOTE –
Hal: I don’t want to be just theoretically gay. I want to do something about it.

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) A John le Carré’s European thriller with Russian Mafia and MI6
2) Stellan Skarsgård as Dima

 

Cons –
1) A mediocre thriller with a predictable ending
2) Ewan McGregor in a shallow role
3) The roles of Mark Gatiss & Damian Lewis could’ve been swapped.

 

Quote –
” A man lauders a million pounds, he’s a crook but a few billion, now you’re talking.”