The Hallow (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) The Changeling

 

Cons –
1) A simple story without any surprise twist
2) Zero effort from director to bring any new thrill

 

Quote –
“Hallow be thy name.”
“Blessed be thy claim.”
“If you who trespass
put down roots..”
…then Hallow be your name.”

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The Lobster (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Background score
2) Body-horror factor
3) Vigorously romantic
4) Cinematography
5) Supporting cast
6) An uncanny analogy with “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (Léa Seydoux/Nurse Ratched, Blind lover/ lobotomy, final escape)

 

Cons –
1) Ambiguous climax
2) I watched it as a sci-fi fan completely ignoring the subtle social satire.

 

Quote –
“Hotel Manager : What does the photograph show?
Lisping Man : A naked woman on a horse in the country
Hotel Manager : If I were in your shoes I would not be
ogling the naked woman but the horse”