Film Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Gone Girl written by Gillian Flynn, directed by David Fincher (20th Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, TSG Entertainment, R, 149 min) Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, and Kim Dickens. Celebrity Murder Perhaps the most famous non-athlete from my alma mater in recent years is Amanda Knox. While studying abroad during her time at the University of Washington, her roommate met a tragic demise. As a prime suspect, the case against Amanda was never a slam dunk. The odd twists and turns and the multiple verdicts pushed the case further and further into the general consciousness of the public. Funny how one case, among the multitudes drifting in anonymity, rises to general discourse. Ask anyone… Read More →

Film Review: Argo

Argo directed by Ben Affleck, written by Chris Terrio and Tony Mendez (Warner Bros. Pictures, GK Films, Smoke House, R, 120 minutes) Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman. Transformers I’m not sure why some movies receive high praise. I remember the year when everyone couldn’t get enough of Transformers. It seemed to be the ultimate movie; it satisfied action aficionados; it had enough narrative quality to hold the attention of critics. But when I saw Transformers, I was severely disappointed. With bad acting, unimpressive graphics, and a poor script, I found nothing redeemable from the film. Transformers seems to offer an intriguing analog to another film receiving high praise from this current award season, Argo. When… Read More →