London Policeman: We may believe there are no Battling Burrows, striking the helpless with brutal whip - but do we not ourselves use the whip of unkind words and deeds? So, perhaps, Battling may even carry the message of warning.
Martha: I disgust me! You know, there's only been one man in my whole life that has ever made me happy. You know that?
Martha: George, my husband. George, who is out somewhere in the dark, who is good to me, whom i revile, who keeps learning the games we play as quickly as I can change them, who can make me happy and I do not wish to be happy. George and Martha...sad, sad, sad. Whom I will not forgive for having seen me and having said - Yes, this will do. Who has made the hideously hurting, the insulting mistake of loving ME and must be punished for it. Some day, some night, some stupid liquor-ridden night, I will go too far and I'll either break the man's neck or I'll push him for good, which is what I deserve.
It is the same as with 'The Bridge on the River Kwai', this is another overblown spectacle that the Academy likes to worship. It has terrific set design and cinematography, but it is at times interesting, at times boring, but more often boring lasting the incredible and totally unnecessary amount of running time leading to one of the most overrated films ever made.
The Man Who Knew Too Much is well-directed as usual and Peter Lorre gives a superb performance, but it is nonetheless one of the lesser Hitchcock efforts owing to a pretty standard plot and the rest of the cast which is quite subpar. The dentist sequence is extraordinary, but it is unfortunately the only scene which resembles some of the director's better known later efforts, the rest is some pretty ordinary and forgettable stuff leading to a disappointing film.
West Side Story is a refreshing adaptation of an age-old tale with excellent cinematography, catchy songs, inherent charm and spectacular choreography, but what ruins this film is the acting which is subpar and at times incredibly amateurish (Wood's performance in particular) plus the tonal shift is distractingly jarring.
Nicely directed, well-acted and somehow relevant, The Social Network is nonetheless a very overrated film because of stupid score, overly dragged running time and an unfortunate lack of heart leading to what is one of the worse David Fincher films.
Sam Raimi's Spider-Man has excellent performance from Toby Maguire, great direction, amazing first half and thankfully a lot of heart at its core, but it unfortunately failed to become a classic thanks to so-so second half, some plot holes, lack of action and very dark annoying photography in the third act.