Barry (Season 2)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Fast paced witty screenplay
2) The comedic duo of Cristobal & NoHo Hank
3) Finale shootout
4) Ep #5 “ronny/lily : The entire Taekwondo dual between Ronny and Barry was very impressive. We will possibly see more from the mysterious “mutant” like the character of Lily.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Gene Cousineau: Are you not familiar with the Japanese ritual of harakiri?
Barry Berkman: The baseball announcer?

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Meal Ticket – Liam Neeson as the cold-hearted impresario and Harry Melling as the limbless artist stole the show in this wintry tale.
2) The Gal Who Got Rattled – The sorrowful end of a budding love story.
3) All Gold Canyon – An uplifting climax of a Gold Miner.

 

CONS –
1) Anthology movies are destined to be doomed. Coen Bros being great writers themselves used a small collection of their short-stories and developed this project for Netflix. Interestingly, the story of a dybbuk which was already used in a prologue of their 2009 released A Serious Man belongs to this project.
2) Buster Scruggs – The most lifeless story.

 
QUOTE –
Trapper: Well, I’m not an enemy of betterment, but I’m kept very busy with my traps.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

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

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
1) Jurassic Park ATV tour
2) Kumail Nanjiani cameo as the masseur.

 

CONS –
1) Devoid of fun and good jokes.
2) Aubrey Plaza trying to do an April Ludgate but it didn’t work.
3) Stephen Root wasted.

 

QUOTE –
Tatiana: The key to teaching children is repetition. You’d be surprised how stupid they are.

Barry (Season 1)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Finally, a show where Bill Hader is the lead central character.
2) Excellent supporting cast especially Stephen Root, and D’Arcy Carden.
3) Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau
4) Breaking Bad of black-comedy; gruesome
5) Superb finale

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Barry : “My Lord, the Queen is dead”

Get Out (2017)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Brutally racist : A movie with the cult level of House on Haunted Hill . Brave debut for Jordan Peele.
2) Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner with Rosemary’s Baby
3) Lil Rel Howery as Rod Williams

 
Cons –

 
n/a

 

Quote –

 
Rod Williams: Man, I told you not to go in that house.

Fargo (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) “Anton Chigurh” meets “The Man Who Wasn’t There” in “Fargo”.
2) Blizzard gunfight
3) Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo
4) Keith Carradine as Lou Solverson / Bob Odenkirk as Chief Bill Oswalt
5) Episode 9: A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage
6) The shooting rampage in Fargo, North Dakota
7) Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard: His metamorphosis

 

CONS –
1) Allison Tolman as Deputy Molly Solverso: mono expression face
2) Unlike “Breaking Bad”, the screenplay is full of loopholes and deus ex machina

 

QUOTE –
Lorne: Lester, is this what you want? … Yes or no?
Lester: Yes.
Lorne [After killing three people]: That’s on you.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) “Patches” O’Houlihan
2) Obscure Sports Quarterly – OSQ

 

Cons –
1) Most cliched underdog story – even Chuck Norris and Lance Armstrong can’t save it.

 

Quote –
Patches O’Houlihan: If you’re going to become true dodgeballers, then you’ve got to learn the five d’s of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge!