The Irishman (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) Martin Scorsese returns to his favorite genre with an epic cast and he started where he left us last time in Goodfellas (1990).
2) 209 minutes running time ensures an ample amount of screen-time to all legends. A tough fight between Joe Pesci and Al Pacino for the Best Supporting Actor category.
3) It’s not just another movie but a movie event for the cineaste.
4) “In the Still of the Night”
5) The entire de-aging effect is a grand success.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Jimmy Hoffa: I heard you paint houses.
Frank Sheeran: Yes, I do.

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.”

Mean Streets (1973)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Movie explores the lower level of New York mafia with street-bosses and caporegimes.
2) An almost amateur gangster feature film from Martin Scorsese which is no doubt heavily influential in this genre for future films.

 

Cons –

 

1) Dark cinematography, under developed characters and boring screenplay

 

Quote –

 

Martin Scorsese: You don’t make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it.

The Comedian (2016)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Treat of watching 3 stalwarts : De Niro, DeVito, Keitel.
2) Some great comic bits delivered by De Niro

 
Cons –

 

1) There is no story. The love-story sub-plot is not helping either.
2) Some great sequences but if you add them together the outcome is mediocre.

 
Quote –

 
Jackie Burke : Did I hear a “but”? I thought I heard a “but.”

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Premise: Tarantino Universe
2) Regular QT and RR actors (Salma Hayek as Santánico Pandemonium / Cheech Marin in triple role / Danny Trejo as Razor /Tom Savini as Sex Machine and his crotch gun/ Michael Parks)
3) Titty Twister Mexican rock party.
4) The final scene with the Aztec temple
5) Black-comedy: Its sense of humor is heavily influenced by Evil Dead.

 

Cons –
1) The movie progresses as a regular crime film for the first half and out of nowhere it became a B-Grade slasher Grind-house extravaganza.

 

Quote –
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Cop Land (1997)

Cop Land

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Best Stallone (non-action) film
2) NY Confidential
3) No unnecessary subplot

 

CONS –
1) Too little screen time for De Niro

 

QUOTE –
“Bein’ right is not a bulletproof vest, Freddy.”