December 27, 2014 | Category: Films

Film Fight 2014: October

October was a busy month for me, so there is only one film in the Film Fight…

First and last up, Gone Girl is David Fincher’s latest, about a man who is accused of abducting and killing his missing wife. The pacing here is masterful, with each act taking the story in a different direction; moving from straight-up thriller to dark satire along the way. As you’d expect from Fincher, the whole thing looks gorgeous, with a golden sheen over all of those fixed camera shots. While the film is generally well-acted, there are a few of the smaller performances that are a bit broad, but nothing to really put you off. All in all a very good movie (See my Gone Girl Twitter review).

The inevitable winner is, of course, Gone Girl.