Three lovely movies. 3 days. So much fun. I should do this more often. You should too! Its therapeutic as hell.
Let me take you through them all in brief.
Ready Player One:
Man, I had so much fun with this movie.
I mean, there are parts where the film certainly does drag and very noticeably so, but its packed with so much meat and so much 80’s nostalgia, I couldn’t help but grin throughout the film’s running time. It FINALLY got a wide release here and I’m so glad I managed to catch it after the initial drama of the opening weeks. If pop culture references is your thing and you love your movies, please please give this a watch. So so much fun.
On the flipsIde, October is anything but fun. Much like the first film on this list, it suffers from occasional pacing issues, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it is probably one of the better films to have come out of bollywood in recent times. Varun Dhawan has seemed to have adopted a ” three for them, one for me” strategy where after having to wading through shit like Judwaa 2, Dishoom and Badrinath, you get to October. You don’t have to put yourself through the aforementioned three films to enjoy October, because it manages to hold its own purely through its’ strong writing and wonderful performances. Bearing shades of Makoto Shinkai’s work where each frame is painted with heartbreaking silence, October is currently running everywhere and is definitely worth checking out this week.
A Quiet Place:
It took me two weeks to get to this film and on a packed Monday night screening, I finally managed to sit myself down for it. A Quiet Place is packaged as a horror-thriller but after having caught the film, I can safely say it leans more towards being a thriller with a few elements of the horror genre thrown in for good measure.
That’s not to say the film isn’t bad, in fact its probably one of the better nail-biters we’ve seen in a very long time. Told in almost complete silence, A Quiet Place is expertly directed, boasts some terrific performances from Krasinksi, Blunt and the kids and is an experience you must catch at your local cinema. You won’t be disappointed.