Blue Velvet (1986)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Isabella Rossellini
2) Dennis Hopper: one of his most intense performance as the “gas-inhaling, foul-mouthed,sexual-sadist” violent sociopath.

 

Cons –
1) Too much hype and thrill leading nowhere.
2) Kyle MacLachlan

 

Quote –
Frank Booth: Let’s fuck! I’ll fuck anything that moves!

Death Wish (1974)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Charles Bronson’s machoism
2) Fast paced screenplay
3) Cult written all over it (the godfather of Gran Torino, Harry Brown)
4) Final scene leaves you craving for more
5) Vincent Gardenia as NYPD Lt. Frank Ochoa

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
Paul Kersey: Nothing to do but cut and run, huh? What else? What about the old American social custom of self-defense? If the police don’t defense us, maybe we ought to do it ourselves.
Jack Toby: We’re not pioneers anymore, Dad.
Paul Kersey: What are we, Jack?
Jack Toby: What do you mean?
Paul Kersey: I mean, if we’re not pioneers, what have we become? What do you call people who, when they’re faced with a condition or fear, do nothing about it, they just run and hide?
Jack Toby: Civilized?
Paul Kersey: No.