Vice (2018)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) The transformation of Adam McKay from a full-fledged comedy director to political black comedy is remarkable.
2) The false end credits in the middle of the movie. It can’t get more audacious than that.
3) Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney gave her best performance to date.

 
CONS –
1) While the movie is indeed informative, it’s trivializing and simplifying history at the same time.

 
QUOTE –
Anonymous: Beware the quiet man. For while others speak, he watches. And while others act, he plans. And when they finally rest… he strikes.

Mulholland Drive (2001)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Naomi Watts as Betty / Diane Selwyn
2) Sunset Blvd with a twist
3) The audition scene

 

Cons –
1) The film is labeled as neo-noir/thriller/mystery but it’s a psychological thriller.I’m feeling cheated.
2) Non-linear story-line is OK but this is a plot full of unanswered questions and unexplained sub-plots (e.g. horrible figure behind the diner, the old couple, cowboy, blue box etc)

 

Quote –
Cowboy: Now… you will see me one more time, if you do good. You will see me… two more times, if you do bad. Good night.”

Birdman (2014)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) This movie is a milestone in world cinema
2) The similarity between Reel-Life and Real-Life Of Keaton
3) The Music (Drumrolls)
4) Cinematography (long shots); Visually stunning
5) Great supporting cast.
6) Trailer and Poster
7) Ambiguous Climax
8) His alter-ego as his inner conflict (and the Batman gruff voice)
9) The Times-Square Scene

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“Riggan: [as Birdman] The Clown doesn’t have half your talent and he’s making a fortune in that tin-man getup.We’re the real thing Riggan.We had it all.We gave it away.We handed these posers the keys to the kingdom.”