The Sixth Sense (1999)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS –
1) A guilt-ridden dead child psychologist returns to help one last patient.
2) It’s one of the best movie with a surprise ending. Although, the twist is widely known thanks to many pop-culture references.

 

 


CONS –
N/A

 

 


QUOTE –
Cole: I see dead people.

Knives Out (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Return of the gentleman-sleuth in the line of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, solving a whodunit murder mystery.
2) A great ensemble.

 
CONS –
1) A one-time watch movie with switcheroo being the ultimate twist.
2) The entire suspense was already revealed during the first half of the movie.

 
QUOTE –
Benoit Blanc: Physical evidence can tell a clear story with a forked tongue.

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Pretentious and greedy art aficionados got themselves in a vicious trap of cursed paintings.

 
CONS –
1) Quite a lazy title for the movie where the Velvet Buzzsaw is of little significance that too for only one character.
2) Unnecessary sub-plots. Instead of working on the primary supernatural theme, the entire first hour is wasted in art exhibition politics.

 
QUOTE –
Morf Vandewalt: A bad review is better than sinking into the great glut of anonymity.

Hereditary (2018)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) This movie belongs to a certain group of films which includes Rosemary’s Baby, The Shining and most recently The Witch. Evil exists in shadows and it prevails eventually.
2) Toni Collette as Annie gave the performance of a lifetime. Her emotional paranoia of a mother losing her child is extraordinary.
3) Unsettling third act.
4) Joan plot-twist

 

Cons –
1) First one-hour is slow and without much action (except Charlie’s death) like a family drama.

 

Quote –
Annie: DON’T you swear at me, you little shit! Don’t you EVER raise your voice at me! I am your mother! You understand? All I do is worry and slave and defend you, and all I get back is that fucking face on your face! So full of disdain and resentment and always so annoyed!

Tammy (2014)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Ben Falcone managed a great ensemble of actors for his debut.

 

Cons –
1) The central character is not Tammy but Pearl. It’s Susan Sarandon’s show.
2) Incoherent screenplay; switching between comedy and drama
3) Absolute talent waste of Toni Collette, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney etc.

 

Quote –
Keith Morgan: Tammy, do you know how I got to where I am?
Tammy: Sucking dick and kissing ass?

The Way, Way Back (2013)

The Way Way Back

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

Verdict –2 /5

Pros –
1) AnnaSophia Robb as Susanna
2) Sam Rockwell

 

Cons –
1) Generic coming-of-age drama
2) One time watch

 

Quote –
Betty: That’s exactly the kind of suit that got me pregnant the first time.