Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Nel Cimitero di Tucson – A timeless classic from Reverberi duo.
2) A perfect prequel to the original movie ; especially the hangman sub-plot.
3) Terence Hill perfectly played the part maybe better than Franco Nero
4) Cinematography – the wagon chase scene, the opening fist fight
5) The machine gun massacre climax – we all knew what Django was hiding in that coffin from the very first minute but the anticipation is insane.

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

 

Django : Your debt to justice is too large.

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High Noon (1952)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) One of the most unconventional western about a man who will not let go.
2) Will Kane : A hero larger than life.
3) The direction and screenplay : roughly 85 minutes but still enough screen-time for everyone.No shallow characters.
4) “Do Not Forsake Me, My Darling”
5) Katy Jurado as Helen Ramírez

 
Cons –

 
N/A

 

Quote –

 

Helen: Kane will be a dead man in half an hour and nobody’s gonna do anything about it. And when he dies, this town dies too.

Westworld (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Core sci-fi Concept of a future park.
2) Anthony Hopkins as the lead character.The hero and the villain.
3) “Man in Black/William” twist : the revelation that parallel narratives were actually alternate timelines.
4) Bernard Lowe/Arnold twist

 

Cons –

 

1) 4 episodes too long.
2) Thandie Newton as Maeve : most boring sub-plot.
3) Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores subplot : too much philosophy
4) The main plot-hole of the story is Ford.He is the ringleader. No matter how hard the host try,their final move is just another narrative.So no plot-twist can alter the climax when it is already decided by Ford.

 

Quote –

 
Dr. Robert Ford: Since I was a child… I always loved a good story. I believed that stories helped us to ennoble ourselves, to fix what was broken in us, and to help us become the people we dreamed of being. Lies that told a deeper truth.

The Hateful Eight (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) 70MM SUPER CINEMASCOPE using Ultra Panavision 70
2) Every character is more corrupt than the other
3) Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren ; the central figure and also the most hateful character.
4) Kurt Russell as John Ruth ; One of his best role.
5) Plot twists with Ennio Morricone’s epic score.
6) Civil War references

Cons –

1) Tim Roth & Michael Madsen : wasted

Quote –

John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth:No one said this job was supposed to be easy.
Major Marquis Warren: Nobody said it’s supposed to be that hard, either!