Prisoners (2013)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Perfect textbook thriller; like an unputdownable novel
2) Roger Deakins – Cinematography
3) Jóhann Jóhannsson – music
4) Edgy climax

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

Alex Jones: They only cried when I left them.

All the Way (2016)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) 5 minutes into the movie and you forgot the guy is Bryan Cranston.Splendid !
2) Great production value.
3) Captivating screenplay.No idea why the producer decided to make it a TV movie.This is Oscar stuff.

 
Cons –

 

1) Anthony Mackie as Martin Luther King, Jr. : Very Weak portrayal.

 

Quote –

 

“LBJ : People think I want great power, but what I want is great solace.A little love.That’s all I want.”

Wayward Pines (Season 1)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) “Truman Show” meets “Lost” in “The Twilight Zone”
2) Solid execution of a perfect sci-fi script.
3) The ensemble cast.
4) The final cliffhanger twist.
5) Absolved M. Night Shyamalan from his first major disaster: “The Village”

 

CONS–
1) Season 2 might be in progress.

 

QUOTE –
“Peter McCall: “Before I built a wall, I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.” That’s Robert Frost. Which is it? Is it keeping us in? Or something else out?”

The Equalizer (2014)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

 

Pros –

1) Fast paced story-line
2) Action packed
3) That orphan Russian boy’s story.
4) End Credits (Guts Over Fear)

 

 

Cons –

1) Bad supporting cast
2) Cliched sub-plots
3) The ex-CIA angle
4) In a nutshell, it’s “Jason Bourne” meets “Death Wish” with a “History Of Violence”.
5) The Russian Mafia portrayal is not as convincing as Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises.

 

 
Quote –

“Don’t doubt yourself, son. Doubt kills.”

Oblivion (2013)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Great CGI with innovative designs (Tower Post)
2) The primary concept of the movie – Just like “The Island” the primary characters were given a false narrative about the fate of the earth
3) Morgan Freeman as Malcolm Beech – The moment he lights his cigar making his entry was super awesome.

 

Cons –
1) Movie Title “Oblivion” – could’ve been better.

 

Quote –
How can man die better: than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods.