The French Connection (1971)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Charnier waving goodbye to “Popeye” Doyle after outsmarting him at Grand Central station.
2) High octane car-train chase scene

 
CONS –
1) Stakeout, Chase, Repeat – An average cop thriller with sloppy editing and weird climax.

 

QUOTE –
Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle: What is this, a fuckin’ hospital here?

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Get Shorty (1995)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Barry Sonnenfeld being a long time cinematographer of Coen Bros, the movie appears to be a Coen Bros movie.
2) John Travolta as Chili Palmer – The movie buff loan-shark
3) Outstanding cast
4) Smooth music & sleek fast paced screenplay

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

Harry Zimm: I once asked this literary agent, uh, what kind of writing paid the best… he said, “Ransom notes.”

The Conversation (1974)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Guilt Ridden sleuth
2) The wrong interpretation of the conversation and the final Twist
3) Opening sequence
4) Supporting cast
5) Final failed house debugging scene and subsequent surrender.
6) Saxophone
7) Harry Caul’s distinctive plastic raincoat.

 
Cons –

 

1) Boring film with action only in last 10 minutes

 

Quote –

 

“We’ll be listening to you.”