Lady Bird (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Editing – increased the pace of the movie
2) Laurie Metcalf and Beanie Feldstein – impressive performances
3) Coming-Of-Age drama of a school-girl

 

Cons –
1) Mediocre film – Hollywood indie-circuit keeps coming with one such pretentious film every 5 years.
2) While the first half is funny and interesting, by the third-act the movie is lost.The climax is over-stretched.
3)It’s 2002 – not 1982: No need to go over-retro.

 

Quote –
‘Lady Bird’: Different things can be sad… it’s not all war!

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Visual extravaganza; colorful adventure film with caricaturish characters. A standard “WA” grand ensemble movie with a fast-paced screenplay. A comic-thriller story-line with subtle horrors of war.
2) A story within a story
3) The Society of the Crossed Keys

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“M. Gustave: Keep your hands off my lobby boy!”