Gone Girl

The Best Films of 2014

(and by “Best” I mean my favourites)

2014 was an amazing year of movies for a number of reasons. There seemed to be more quality films than any other recent year – perhaps since 2007 or even 1999 – and more surprising still was that they weren’t all released in the fall and winter, but rather spread out across a whole year of cinematic richness (for proof check out the Best of Summer 2014 Arthouse and Blockbusters, many of which appear here). (more…)

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Gone Girl Review

Gone Girl (2014)

Dir: David Fincher

Gone Girl combines many recurring themes in David Fincher’s work: it’s a process-oriented thriller (Zodiac, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), featuring possibly unreliable narration (Fight Club), with overtones of classism and how technology seeps into our lives (The Social Network), all scored to the now familiar strains of Trent Reznor’s atonal bleeps and painted with Fincher’s signature cool palette. It’s also an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel of the same name (joining fellow story-to-screen Fincher adaptations Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Dragon Tattoo) that holds many surprises for those unfamiliar with the source and even (more…)