A deliciously dark and acerbic mystery-thriller in which director David Fincher ably demonstrates his continued fascination with the narcissistic and delusional complexities of human relationships, masterfully executed with his now trademark humour and nihilist relish.
Based upon the best-selling novel (which I'm now compelled to read, curious to learn more of the original ending altered for the film by author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn) GONE GIRL is as entertaining as it is gripping, immaculately acted - Ben Affleck has never been better…
First real disappointment from Director Ben Wheatley for me. The film felt incredibly restricted by its low-budget, single location setting, failing utterly to create an authentic period atmosphere. In fact, it took an awfully long time for me to dispel a sense that this was some sort of comedy sketch or amateur art film shot by a bunch of mates in historical reenactment clothing.
Amy Jump's script delivered a few funny lines but felt incredibly wordy without saying virtually anything…
Having been terrorised by the long running and rightly celebrated stage adaptation of Susan Hill's classic ghost story novel 'The Woman In Black', I'd long had my eye on the reborn Hammer film version.
The casting of speccy Potter - Daniel Radcliffe - in the lead tempered my enthusiasm somewhat as did the decision to go with a 12A rating. However, Watkins film manages to overcome my irrational prejudices, particularly at the start where good use is made of both…