Director Kashyap can be unflinching in his take on life, and it is when he makes you flinch. He keeps the movie’s look rustic and bare-boned, thriving on the lack of pelf of its setting and its characters, and the production design is starkly evocative. It is when Kashyap and his cinematographic team take you inside the belly of these households and keep you there is when you are stirred and shaken in equal measure.
When it comes to remakes of movies, the director and the audience face a dilemma of sorts. For the director, it’s the challenge of how much to adapt the story to their milieu. How much of the original content they ought to retain to acknowledge the remake, and how much of their oeuvre shadow do … Continue reading Brothers: Shattered Hearts, Bones, and Eardrums
Director Benett Miller didn’t have to go as far as Cain and Abel to make a movie that has its roots in a deadly wrap of sibling jealousy and rivalry, albeit one-sided. Instead, he bases his movie on the real life story of brothers Mark and Dave Schultz, both Olympic wrestling gold medal winners. Not … Continue reading Foxcatcher: Simmering Magma Opus