The Parallax View (1974)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS –

1) A presidential candidate is assassinated, and within the next 3 years, 6 of the witnesses to the killing have mysteriously died. A newspaper reporter, who is also one of the witnesses, begins a personal quest to get to the bottom of this vast conspiracy.

2) An intense political thriller which highlights a fictional multinational corporation called Parallax Corporation behind major professional assassinations.

3) The screenplay is gripping and fast-paced. The climax is aptly pessimistic which shows that the Parallax Corporation is deeply rooted in the system which a petty reporter can’t beat.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Joseph Frady: [to Deputy Sheriff] Don’t touch me unless you love me.

The Pelican Brief (1993)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) An investigative thriller that unfolds slowly like a Jason Bourne movie without the action sequences.

 
CONS –
1) Slow, boring and too long. From the very beginning, the President is revealed to be the real culprit and it became pointless to explore the movie for another 100 minutes.

 
QUOTE –
Prof. Callahan: I’ve decided my agenda for the future. I’ll stay in bed, drink, make love and forget the whole damn business.