Master Of None (Season 2)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Ep 1 – A modern homage to Bicycle Thieves
2) Ep 6 – A New York Anthology culminating with all watching Death Castle
3) Ep 8 – Thanksgiving – Maybe one of the best TV episode ever – A story of conflict and acceptance
4) This season took the series to new heights even better than the first season
5) “Onscreen Texting” on TV/films got revolutionary changes after-Sherlock.However, MON used close-ups of phone ‘coz texting is actually a important part of the show.
6) No matter how turbulent emotional is the sitaution, Dev will berserk the hell out his inner conflicts to Arnold in a comic way.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) The Francesca arc.Dull and boring.

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Dev : Grandma Ernestine, your yams turned out really nice this year!You add a little nutmeg?

Grandma : Hmm?

Dev : “I SAID YOUR YAMS TURNED OUT REALLY NICE THIS YEAR. DID YOU ADD ANY NUTMEG?”

Joyce : She added nutmeg! Don’t you ask another fucking question! Nutmeg, cinnamon, whatever the hell! You know what go in the damn yams!

 

Love Actually (2003)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A feel good romantic montage – narrated in the epilogue with arrivals at Heathrow and established with the characters in the prologue.
2) Quintessentially British.
3) A huge ensemble beautifully executed with strong fast-paced screenplay.
4) Not to forget cameo by Billy Bob Thornton & Rowan Atkinson
5) Excellent Soundtrack – The Calling – Wherever You Will Go

 

Cons –

 

N/A
Quote –

 

Jamie: A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

La La Land (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –

 

1) Climactic epilogue with possible alt-ending.
2) John Legend’s monologue on Jazz
3) Cinematography
4) The only romantic scene where the movie clicks was when Mia leaves the restaurant and runs to the theater to watch Rebel Without a Cause with Seb.

 

Cons –

 

1) Mediocre songs with mediocre dance moves.
2) Too much hyped by 14 Oscar nominations

 

Quote –

 

Keith: How are you gonna be a revolutionary if you’re such a traditionalist?

Happy Bhaag Jayegi (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

1) Jimmy Shergill as Bagga
2) Piyush Mishra as Afridi

 
Cons –

1) Good story ,terrible execution
2) Diana Penty as “Happy” : worst possible choice to play the lead
3) No juicy dialogues despite the Ind/Pak story is full of possibilities.Director ruined it.
Quote –

 

Guddu : Paaji, Ek gal puchu ?
Afridi : Kashmir chhod ke kuch bhi pooch lo.

You’ve Got Mail

You've Got Mail

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros – The “New-York” factor
Cons – Weak supporting cast

Quote –

The Godfather is the I Ching. The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom. The Godfather is the answer to any question. What should I pack for my summer vacation? ‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli.’ What day of the week is it? ‘Maunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday.’ And the answer to your question is ‘Go to the mattresses.’ You’re at war. ‘It’s not personal, it’s business. It’s not personal it’s business.’ Recite that to yourself every time you feel you’re losing your nerve. I know you worry about being brave, this is your chance. Fight. Fight to the death.