Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) Dianne Wiest as Holly: The runt of the litter with a happy ending.
2) Woody Allen as Mickey: An infertile divorced man with possible brain tumor going through an existential crisis. This plot was extremely amusing and better than the main plot of three sisters and their vexatious lives.
3) Max von Sydow as Frederick: An eccentric old artist living with his protege in a prototypical studio apartment. His ascetic monologue on TV was fascinating.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Mickey: Why all of a sudden is the sketch dirty?
Ed Smythe: Child molestation is a touchy subject and the affiliates…
Mickey: Read the papers, half the country’s doing it!
Ed Smythe: Yes, but you name names.
Mickey: We never-we don’t name names, we say “The Pope”!

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Max von Sydow as Joubert is clearly the best character from this story.
2) The Bourne Series is heavily influenced by this movie where a CIA agent is at large escaping from his own organization.

 

CONS –
1) Entire Faye Dunaway plot was formulaic and unnecessary.
2) The main problem with this movie is the title character being a desk-jockey and not a field operative. This means the audience cannot expect great action scenes. This is where Jason Bourne got an upper hand.

 

QUOTE –
Joubert: It will happen this way. You may be walking. Maybe the first sunny day of the spring. And a car will slow beside you, and a door will open, and someone you know, maybe even trust, will get out of the car. And he will smile, a becoming smile. But he will leave open the door of the car and offer to give you a lift.

The Exorcist (1973)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) The definitive exorcism movie. It all started here.
2) While most of the screen time is taken by Jason Miller, it’s Max von Sydow playing the title character.
3) The iconic Father Merrin’s arrival scene.
4) End credit music : Theme from The Exorcist, Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
5) Linda Blair as Regan MacNeil – not to forget the makeup, the green-goo, the voice-over and the levitation.

 
Cons –

 
n/a

 

 

Quote –

 

Father Damien Karras: Look, your daughter doesn’t say she’s a demon. She says she’s the devil himself.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Return Of The original cast
2) BB-8
3) TR-8R
4) Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke
5) Starkiller Base destroying the Republic
6) The screen presence of Max von Sydow
7) Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron : The rightful successor of Luke Skywalker

Cons –

1) Death Of Han Solo
2) Adam Driver as Kylo Ren : Unmasked
3) Captain Phasma
4) John Boyega as Finn
5) Final scene with Luke could’ve been more epic.

Quote –

FN-2199: [to Finn] TRAITOR!

Judge Dredd (1995)

Judge Dredd

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1)Max von Sydow as Chief Justice Fargo

 

Cons –
1) Low-quality CGI
2) Simple story and mediocre climax.
3) Not even action-packed

 

Quote –
“Court’s adjourned.”