Friday, October 6, 2017

Solo (Malayalam) Review

Bejoy Nambiar's directorial debut in Malayalam "Solo" is a visual anthology that taps the stardom and acting skills of Dulqar Salmaan to the highest point. The film features Dulqar in four different roles. He comes as a college student (Sekhar), a veterinarian (Trilok), a gangster (Siva) and an army officer (Rudra). The film set in different physical and mental grounds, thus traversing various human emotions and states. 
The story of Sekhar tells the tale of the love between a young stutter and Radhika, a gorgeous blind girl (Dhansika). The tale of Trilok being a revenge thriller. The story of Siva attempts to portray the complications of familial relations. Finally Rudra's strange love story entangled with a good amount of action.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Better Watch Out

"Better Watch Out", which is a dark comedy with horror elements, is the debut movie of Canadian filmmaker Chris Peckover. He read about 200 boys for the two roles, Luke and his best friend Garret. In hindsight Zach Kahn, the co-writer and Peckover really shot their-selves in the foot with creating a 12-year-old lead who has to hit so many different parts of the spectrum. Peckover called it a 'motherfucker role'. Levi Miller pulled the character Luke off. He brought a power that was terrifying even in the audition. Levi's comedy timing was at 100%, so he was able to balance what could have been overwhelming with humour and charm.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017