Rushmore (1998)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

PROS –
1) A very peculiar love-triangle with hilarious consequences.
2) Jason Schwartzman as Max Fischer. The entire character of Max is intriguing. School’s most extracurricularly active and least academic student.
3) Wes Anderson movies are known for three things. Deadpan comedy, symmetrical compositions in cinematography, and the soundtrack from the 60s & 70s. This movie excelled in all 3 departments.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Herman Blume: She’s in love with a dead guy anyway.

Idiocracy (2006)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Highly Influential / Cult written all over it.
2) U.S. President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho
3) Post Credit: Upgrayedd
4) Tight Screenplay
5) Eerily realistic future
6) “Rehabilitation”
7) Low “registers” of English spoken in the future world got an analogy with the Russo-Eng language developed in “A Clockwork Orange” (1971).
8) Aldous Huxley – George Orwell – Cyril M. Kornbluth

 

Cons –
1) The “zero-promotion” of the film by 20th Century Fox absolves the film’s mythology.

 

Quote –
“Lead, follow, or get out of the way,”

Blades of Glory (2007)

Blades of Glory

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros – The “Iron Lotus”
Cons – Ricky Bobby Redux

Quote –
Chazz: Hey. They laughed at Louis Armstrong when he said he was gonna go to the moon. Now he’s up there, laughing at them.