Carnage (2011)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) It’s a stage-play. Even with cuts and editing, this 80 minutes comedy-drama looks like a play.
2) Characters gradually dropping the facade. Except for Christoph Waltz’s character, all 3 characters were pretending to be someone else at the beginning of the film and as the film progresses the true self emerges.

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Alan Cowan: Penelope, I believe in the god of carnage. The god whose rule’s been unchallenged since time immemorial.

Contagion (2011)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Seems scientifically accurate with recent similar outbreaks of H1N1 and SARS.
2) Climax explaining the source of the virus.
3) This movie appears like a prequel of those post-apocalyptic movies and TV series where a deadly virus had swept Earth population.

 

Cons –
1) This movie is not an action adventure disaster movie but only a scientific mock-drill of possible events in a virus outbreak.

 

Quote –
Dr. Sussman: Blogging is not writing. It’s graffiti with punctuation.

Steve Jobs (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The Structure of film is fascinating. 3 Acts – all before major launch .
2) Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman : I failed to recognize her.
3) Jobs-Sculley Confrontation scene in the 2nd Act.
4) Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak – delight as always.
5) The movie captures the iconic moments of technology.The music , adapted screenplay is oscar worthy and much better than “The Social Network”.

 
Cons –

 

1) The “Lisa” sub-plot.

 

Quote –

 

Steve Wozniak: I’m sorry to be blunt, but that happens to be the truth. The Lisa was a failure, the Macintosh was a failure. I don’t like talking like this, but I am tired of being Ringo when I know I was John.