The Great Buster (2018)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/4

 
PROS –
1) Peter Bogdanovich gave a fitting tribute to a genius actor of physical comedy and a forgotten pioneer of cinema. The first part of the documentary provide his complete personal biography while the later half highlights some his best works in the 1920s.
2) Watching this documentary makes us realise how influential Buster Keaton’s work is not just in the history of cinema but cartoon too.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“Johnny Knoxville: It’s amazing how timeless he is and that type of physical comedy will never be unfunny. It was funny then, it’s funny now, and it’ll be funny in a 100 years. And how many film-makers can you say that about.”

The Mandalorian (Season 1)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

PROS –
1) The best thing happened to Star War since Rogue-One. Honestly, the Lukewalker Saga is now milked enough and the entire storyline around the Lukewalker family doesn’t resonate with this generation.
2) A huge round of applause to Jon Favreau for giving a new breath of life to this franchise. He is the founding father of MCU and he proved his mettle once again.
3) Jaw-dropping concept art montage in each episode’s end credits.
4) The surprise element of “Baby Yoda” is massively promising.
5) Speeder-Bike, AT-ST, Bounty robot IG-11, etc. are some brand new addition to Star Wars tech.
6) The Mandalorian theme by Ludwig Göransson

 

 

CONS –
1) This space western got huge influences from Lone Wolf and Cub, Seven Samurai (1954), etc.
2) Moff Gideon [played by Giancarlo Esposito ] – dumb boss villain.

 

 

QUOTE –
“This is the way.”

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) A ruthless madman’s wild goose chase for El Dorado in the 16th century.
2) Opening scene: Cinematography.
3) Breathtaking forest locations.
4) Haunting soundtrack by the German band Popol Vuh.

 

 

CONS –
1) The title character hardly matches the superlatives
2) A highly influential film for movie-makers but not for movie-goers.

 

 

QUOTE –
Aguirre: I am the great traitor. There must be no other.