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

Godless (Season 1)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Finale: Epic gun battle in the final episode
2) Jeff Daniels: the Central character of this mini-series. Possibly his definitive role.
3) The “Indian Ghost” plot-twist – I’m considering it was a joke
4) Some good cinematography and scenic locations
5) Christopher Fitzgerald as Valentine: The best actor in the entire show.Less screen-time but great performance.

 

Cons –
1) A lot of characters like Logan, Whitey were highlighted in all episode however with a dissatisfying conclusion.
2) This miniseries could’ve wrapped up in 3 episode max.
3) Jack O’Connell as Roy Goode – They could’ve found a better actor for such an important role.

 

Quote –
Pastor Moore: ‘Tis a fearful thing, to love what death can touch.