Once again, Nolan manages to completely nail the visual aspect of his film but misses the mark with the emotional engagement. A terrific visual spectacle with a great story desperately struggling to burst through.
Narrow in focus but hugely successful in providing fresh insight into how one of history's most admired women dealt with one of history's most horrific events.
I don't think I've ever had an experience in the cinema like the one I had with Whiplash. I sweated, I chewed all my fingernails off and when it finished I found it hard to walk out due to constantly straining all my muscles! This is an exercise in sustained tension the likes you would never expect to find in a film about music.
The craft on hand in Whiplash is of the highest order. Damien Chazelle is a hugely…
David Fincher doing a movie about psychopaths; probably one of the most strangely successful tags you could put to a film. Fincher's slick style and technical ability just seems to lend itself to producing thoroughly absorbing and involving films featuring the most nightmarish of people and plots.
I do have to say I thought Gone Girl dragged a bit towards the end. I couldn't figure out how it would end and then it seemed like it never would! But I…