Zodiac ★★★★½

It's been almost three and a half years since I first saw this movie, and to this day, it's the only movie that had caused me to not be able to sleep at night. This was mainly because of the stabbing by the lake, in which Fincher ingeniously doesn’t add any music or suspense stingers to back the scene. After first seeing it, I became really interested in the Zodiac case, and read up a lot about it, but have since not really kept track too much. Since then, the Zodiac's famous cypher has been solved—which others including myself thought he made purposely unsolvable—but the identity of the killer is still unknown. This movie seems to have pinned ALA as the prime suspect, and that makes sense given that there's the most "evidence" around him that could make for a compelling movie, but it's still inconclusive and unlikely that Allen was the Zodiac, at least based on what I've read. Nevertheless, Fincher makes a damn good movie with this one, and it's thrilling from beginning to end. And Gyllenhaal... what are you doing starring in some of these random movies nowadays?

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