Peaky Blinders (Season 1)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) The post-World War I saga of Shelby crime family. A definitive role for Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby, the head honcho of the gangster family also fighting his PTSD.
2) Sam Neill as Major Campbell, a no-nonsense officer on a mission under the order of Winston Churchill.
3) The greatest asset of this show is its fantastic cinematography and the brave soundtrack especially featuring Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, right from the opening theme song “Red Right Hand” to great tracks like “Brother, My Cup Is Empty.”
4) Great Costume Design.

 

CONS –
1) The primary run-of-the-mill theme of the rise of a gangster family is now done to death.

 

QUOTE –
Freddie Thorne: You think I can’t handle Tommy Shelby?
Aunt Polly: You can’t. I’m having trouble these days and I’m twice the man you are.

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The World’s End (2013)

The World's End

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Simon Pegg & Nick Frost – The duo returns
2) 5 guys, 12 pubs, 60 pints – Golden Mile.
3) Nobody was expecting an alien twist!

 

Cons –
1) Weird Climax
2) Weakest entry in the trilogy

 

Quote –
“What the fuck does WTF mean?”