Engaging and well acted, but felt a little underdone to me. They went pretty soft on Ailes (not to mention O'Reilly being left alone completely) and Gretchen Carlson disappearing from the picture for a long period was strange.
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…