eXistenZ (1999)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Mind-fuck sci-fi thriller with element of body-horror
2) Multiple plot-twists towards the end of the movie
3) Strong supporting cast

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1) Movie poster

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

 

Chinese Waiter: Hey, tell me the truth… are we still in the game?

The Others (2001)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A perfect horror-mystery. The horror movie from “the other” perspective.
2) Nicole Kidman as Grace Stewart
3) Fionnula Flanagan as Bertha Mills
4) 100 minutes of sheer thrill & suspense with excellent background score to keep the audience at the edge of their seats.The final plot-twist is remarkable.

 
Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

Grace: Where are we?

Baby (2015)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Story divided in 3 major sub-plots : Turkey – Nepal – Saudi.
2) Anupam Kher as Shukla
3) Movie discussing surgical strike in 2015.

 

Cons –

 

1) Kay Kay Menon as Bilal Khan – Total waste.
2) Average action.
3) Abrupt ending.

 

Quote –

 
Ajay Singh Rathore: In religion column, we write INDIAN in bold letters.

Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Annie Hall / Manhattan spin-off with a mystery.
2) Woody’s character – not forgetting to deliver his one liners even when facing a gun.

 

Cons –

 
N/A

 
Quote –

 
Larry Lipton: Claustrophobia and a dead body – this is a neurotic’s jackpot!

The Killing (1956)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Cult heist movie – non-linear story-line – Huge influence on Reservoir Dogs.
2) 85 minutes running time – A definitive pulp fiction.
3) Marie Windsor as Sherry – The epitome of a deceitful wife.
4) Kola Kwariani as Maurice – the chess loving wrestler – short but unforgettable role.

 
Cons –

 
n/a

 
Quote –

 

Fay: Johnny, you’ve got to run!
Johnny Clay: Eh, what’s the difference?

Patriots Day (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

 

1) Excellent thriller – complete encyclopedia about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
2) The epilogue with real people completes the movie.
3) Watertown shootout scene.

 

 

Cons –

 
1) Wahlberg’s fictional character was not needed in this plot.
2) John Goodman – talent wasted

 
Quote –

 

 

Dun Meng: Go catch those motherfuckers!