Marriage Story (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) The fiery arguments between Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver are one of the highlights of the movie.
2) The movie remains engaging thanks to three colorful divorce lawyers. The expensive and brash Ray Liotta, the swanky and flamboyant Laura Dern, and finally the bumbling Alan Alda.

 
CONS –
1) The movie is equally pretentious like Noah Baumbach’s previous venture. There are already a dozen movies directed by Woody Allen with the same theme.
2) It should’ve been titled “Divorce Story”.

 

 

QUOTE –
Ted: Criminal lawyers see bad people at their best, divorce lawyers see good people at their worst

Cold Pursuit (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Cold snowy weather, tombstones, revenge plot – all the essential elements of a Liam Neeson film. He is now the Charles Bronson of our time.
2) The character development of the bad guys is the most fascinating aspect of this movie. Apart from the usual vengeance drama, there is a plot involving Indians with a great sense of humor, a gay enforcer, a black hitman known as The Eskimo, a drug lord who is also an over-protective father.

 

CONS –
1) Nothing extraordinary for Liam Neeson fanboys. A recycled storyline with zero memorable action sequences.

 
QUOTE –
I say make them all legal. Meth, ex, opium. An opium den in every mall, that’s my platform. Give the people what they want. Tax the shit out of it, then double our pay.

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!