The Way Back (2020)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) An alcoholic & grief-stricken high-school basketball legend seeking redemption by returning back to his school to coach the basketball team. Ben Affleck perfectly fitted the bill.

 

CONS –
1) There is one such high school coach-centered sports drama every few years. This ain’t Lean on Me (1989) or Remember the Titans (2000).
2) Tediously formulaic.

 
QUOTE –
I want every one of you to reach in your shorts right now and tell me if you find a pair. ‘Cause right now, you’re playing like a bunch of fucking pussies.

The Accountant (2016)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) “A Beautiful Mind” with guns.
2) In 2016, Jason Bourne disappointed us and so did Batman. This movie compensates for both.
3) Well written screen-play with no loose ends and an excellent cast.
4) The opening “Ali Jigsaw” scene culminating with the final “Ali Portrait” scene revealing the final plot twist is remarkable.
5) An unfinished love story. A sequel will rival John Wick.

 

CONS –
n/a

QUOTE –
Christian Wolff: I like incongruity.