Spotlight (2015)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Geat ensemble of actors.

 

CONS –
1) The original story of the investigative journalist “Spotlight” team covering the sex abuse scandal is bigger than the movie.
2) Mark Ruffalo is playing the lead of the Spotlight team but his performance as the eccentric investigative reporter is absolutely annoying.

 

QUOTE –
Mitchell Garabedian: If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one.

Game Night (2018)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Fresh, crisp and fast-paced black comedy
2) Tilt Shift cinematography
3) Denzel Washington plot
4) Gary’s game plot twist
5) End credits

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
“Man, glass tables are acting weird tonight.”

Doctor Strange (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Visual delight
2) Honestly speaking, I was waiting for the post-credit scene the whole time and it wasn’t disappointing.
3) Cloak of Levitation

 
Cons –

 

1) Generic origin story – nominal villain, token boss-fight.
2) They should have brought Thor much before post-credit scene.

 
Quote –

 

The Ancient One: We never lose our demons, we only learn to live above them.

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Midnight in Paris

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Paris – One of the best portrayal of this city by any director.
2) Sticking to the fantasy adventure theme instead of a hangover dream.
3) Owen Wilson best role to date.
4) Marion Cottilard
5) The awesome ensemble cast.
6) “Gabrielle” – Though not disclosed in the film, Owen Wilson did ask her that she was too young to know all about that music. It appears she is from the future and spending  2010 as her “Golden-Era”.

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“We all fear death and question our place in the universe. The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.”