Mackenna’s Gold (1969)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) The story of greed and a great adventure.
2) Though Colorado is the not the title character surely he’s the central character. The character is like Tuco, flawed but lovable.
3) Scarface Hesh-Ke and tomahawk-wielding Hachita – characters straight out of a comic-book.
4) A great ensemble which includes screen legend like Lee J. Cobb and Eli Wallach
5) “Ole Turkey Buzzard”

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Colorado: Stay away from me, Mackenna.
Mackenna: Find a hole, old friend. Make it deep.

The Omen (1976)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Fast paced supernatural-horror. The concept of Damien is itself a landmark in horror movies.
2) Gregory Peck : presence of an A-lister ranks this movie among the classics.
3) Billie Whitelaw as Mrs. Baylock – Pure evil character.
4) The soundtrack – “Ave Satani” by Jerry Goldsmith
5) The nanny suicide scene

 

Cons –

 
N/A

 

Quote –

 
Look at me, Damien! It’s all for you.

The Boys from Brazil (1978)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) 2 Stalwarts: Gregory Peck vs. Laurence Olivier
2) The Nazi Factor
3) The final segment in the darkroom : Cliffhanger
4) Gregory Peck as Dr. Josef Mengele: evil mad scientist

 

Cons –
1) Climactic thrill revealed too early.

 

Quote –
“Dr. Josef Mengele: The right Hitler for the right future! A Hitler tailor-made for the 1980s, the 1990s, 2000! “

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

To Kill a Mockingbird

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) The portrayal of childhood innocence
2) The local legends, the acrobats, and the summer friend
3) The Promethean character of Atticus Finch.

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
” Atticus Finch: I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point it at anything in the house; and that he’d rather I’d shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds would be too much, and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted – if I could hit ’em; but to remember it was a sin … to kill a mockingbird.”