Yellowstone (Season 1)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Grand production value and grand landscapes – a neo-western completed with Ram Trucks and helicopters.All credits to the cinematographer.

 
CONS –
1) An extremely mediocre primary-plot

 

QUOTE –
“Leverage is knowing that if someone had all the money in the world, this is what they’d buy.”

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Coogan’s Bluff (1968)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Birth of the stock-character. Copy book womanizer macho man.
2) 60’s counter-culture backdrop.
3) Tisha Sterling as Linny

 
Cons –

 

1) No action sequence worth remembering.
2) Petty antagonist

 
Quote –

 
Taxi driver: That’s $2.95, including the luggage.
Coogan: Tell me, how may stores are there named Bloomingdales in this town?
Taxi driver: One, why?
Coogan: We passed it twice.
Taxi driver: It’s still $2.95, including the luggage.
Coogan: Yeah, well there’s $3.00, including the tip.

Hell or High Water (2016)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Walk-in-a-park role for Jeff Bridges
2) Locals chasing bank robbers: Quintessential Texan

 

Cons –
1) A soon-to-retire county sheriff chasing down criminals in Texas:
‘No Country For Old Man” revisited

 

Quote –
Bear: I am a Comanche. Do you know what it means? It means ‘Enemy to everyone’.
Tanner Howard: Do you know what that makes me? A Comanche.