Monochrome Presents Originality With Character Development

Monochrome Film Details Thomas Lawes Monochrome

Director: Thomas Lawes  

Writer: Thomas Lawes

Release Date: June 6th, 2018

Release Format: DVD VOD

MPAA Rating: N/A

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Running Time: 1h 53min

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A disillusioned young woman becomes a serial killer who targets wealthy land-owners, and a brilliant detective must use his unusual neurological condition to track her down


Female serial killers are an uncommon component in Horror, Thrillers. Filmmakers often reserve female antagonist for love triangles, passions and/or obsession type of films. Those scenarios are standard and have overstayed its welcome with its relevant genres. With Monochrome Director, Writer Thomas Lawes constructed a compelling interpretation of a cat-and-mouse game framed with genuine characters. The adversary and protagonist relationship recalls a comparable quality in the form of the Manga written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa.

Here are our impressions on Monochrome. Thomas Lawes Monochrome


One highlight for Monochrome is its achievement of originality Thomas Lawes presents in the storyline. The plot and sub-plot become organized well and progress into an arresting Thriller. Nothing offered in this film seems cliche which is the benchmark when it occurs to genres across the board. Lawes does a fantastic job of reformulating the slasher aesthetic by integrating a female image with a framework of normality. The enemy in Monochrome is not an over-the-top fragment of fantasy nor is she a hardened image of a seedy world.

The acting has a satisfying impression that audiences will appreciate. We always meter the skill set of the cast against B-Movie quality. With Monochrome, unrefined acting is not an issue to complain about. From all angles, each actor delivers substance and legitimacy to interpreting their respected character. In particular, I appreciated the conflicting forces. It would not be surprising if Monochrome divides audiences on which personality to root for, the hero or the enemy.

I found the cinematography to be of high quality. The color tones, lighting, and set designs paralleled the atmosphere presented. Although the practical effects and scare factor remain at a minimum their omission did not disturb the tonality of the film. Lawes takes a different direction in delivering a fascinating Drama, Thriller.

In Conclusion

Monochrome has the hallmarks of a film or television series. There is considerable room for development viewed through the minds of the killer and the cop on the hunt. The tonality in Monochrome rivals films released from Hollywood. Lawes creates a magnificent impression in Thriller cinema with his latest release.


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