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Gone Girl review

Posted : 2 years, 4 months ago on 19 July 2015 09:20 (A review of Gone Girl)

As a follow up to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), David Fincher adapts another selection of popular crime/mystery/thriller/murder fiction. As popular culture becomes ever more inundated with this sort of thing, it does become more difficult for films like Gone Girl to distinguish themselves from another episode of 20/20, Dateline, I killed my BFF (real show title), etc. Still, Fincher's famous dexterity with aesthetics lift the proceedings to above average entertainment fair.

Rosamund Pike earned much richly deserved praise for her turn as Amy Dunne, the psychotic, Manhattanite wife of Ben Affleck's Nick Dunne. Affleck himself is fine, in typical everyman decent-but-flawed mode. Fincher keeps up a good fight with the plot developments and drama, not letting it get too out of control, until the latter part of the third act, which feels as if it goes on far too long. An understandable dilemma, as the popular page-turner on which it is based left little chance to be abridged enough without losing all sense of tone or pacing. So, the film does go off the rails to some extent, but the good qualities still make it worth exploring on HBO or a cross-country flight.

It's Fincher's overall command of the photography, soundtrack and story that once again triumph. It's easy, I suppose, to put the blame on the script, but in this case, I think it's entirely justified. The best thing Gone Girl has going for it is Fincher's pacing and ability to let the space (physical, temporal, aesthetic) come through in the film. To that end, the soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross is quite helpful. Deliberate and spacey, it exemplifies ambience. Longtime Fincher DP Jeff Cronenweth's photography is dark, chilly, and beautiful while showing the right amounts of restraint so as not to overplay these qualities and create something so sumptuous that it is actually distracting. Again, this has become a hallmark of Fincher's films.

Most of the somewhat workmanlike scene-by-scene drama is bearable, but a bit off-putting in that you never sense the characters and story falling into synch. While there is some good dialogue, too much of it goes for a cutesy tone that doesn't exactly hit the dark humor that might work here—it is a little Coen-esque, but curiously doesn't agree with where the film is going..

So, a very flawed—but also quite worthy—effort from a terrific director and certainly worth checking out for anyone who likes David Fincher's recent work.


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The General's Daughter review

Posted : 2 years, 4 months ago on 13 July 2015 11:10 (A review of The General's Daughter)

Hammy, overwrought, and over-the-top, The General's Daughter is still good for some rainy day entertainment, as long as the creepy rape/homicide storyline isn't too disturbing for the viewer.

The cast is the sole reason to look in on this mid-tempo, dark suspense flick. John Travolta, Madeline Stowe, Tim Hutton, James Woods and James Cromwell are all in good form in this paranoid anti-alpha male military thriller.

Released two years after G.I. Jane, this is another look at the changing U.S. military culture, where women are admitted to the elite military academies (USMA, West Point, in this case) and are a growing part of the officer class. This film, unsurprisingly, plays the rape epidemic at these institutions mainly for "thrills" with little in the way of (substantive) commentary. Again, no surprises there, as this is a Hollywood whodunit.



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Steve McQueen review

Posted : 3 years, 5 months ago on 12 June 2014 10:12 (A review of Steve McQueen)

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Kitchenware Records, KWLP3, 1985, UK

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Bonny 3:42
Appetite 3:55
When Love Breaks Down 4:05
Goodbye Lucille #1 4:28
Hallelujah 4:19
Moving The River 3:57
Horsin' Around 4:37
Desire As 5:20
Blueberry Pies 2:23
When The Angels 4:29


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Posted: 2 hours, 26 minutes ago at Nov 18 3:33
While we're on the subject of Hot 100! celebrities, a few more lists from the celebrities that didn't make the original 100 cut:

http://www.listal.com/list/classic-beauties-janet-leigh
http://www.listal.com/list/classic-beauties-jean-shrimpton

As always, thanks for all the votes and comments! Your continued support is always appreciated!!
Posted: 4 days, 1 hour ago at Nov 14 4:22
As I was cleaning up the Hot 100! files, I decided to give these celebrities another shot, just in case I decide to put myself through this again someday!

http://www.listal.com/list/top-100-best-rest

As always, thanks for all your votes and comments. Your continued support of this and all of my polls is always appreciated!!
Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago at Nov 6 1:21
It's finally here! The Top 100 finale!

http://www.listal.com/list/top-100-finals

As always, thanks for all your votes and comments. Your continued support of this and all of my polls, without relying on a dozen fake accounts, is always appreciated!!
Posted: 2 weeks, 4 days ago at Oct 31 4:31
Make no bones about it, time to pass out these lists like bits of candy! Happy Halloween!!

http://www.listal.com/list/happy-halloween-trekmedic
http://www.listal.com/list/not-of-this-planet-earth
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http://www.listal.com/list/you-little-devil

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Posted: 3 weeks, 1 day ago at Oct 27 1:37
Because it's never a bad time for a little ZZ Top:

http://www.listal.com/list/zz-tops-girls-v

Bizarre? No. International? Yes!

http://www.listal.com/list/how-bazaar

As always, thanks for all the votes and comments! Your continued support, without relying on a dozen fake accounts, is always appreciated!!
Posted: 1 month ago at Oct 18 3:03
With all the hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters, I thought it would be a good time to publish these lists:

http://www.listal.com/list/ive-seen-pose-xviii
http://www.listal.com/list/the-rainbow-fleet

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Posted: 1 month, 2 weeks ago at Oct 4 1:12
Back home in time for the next Hot 100 playoff round:

http://www.listal.com/list/top-100-semifinals-round-trekmedic

Since it was never promoted to the front page (probably because of its lack of VS or SI content), I'm also keeping Round 1 open until the end of October. There are several tie scores, so any participation is appreciated to break the deadlock:

http://www.listal.com/list/top-100-semifinals-round

As always, thanks for all your votes and comments! Your continued support of these polls is always appreciated!!
Posted: 1 month, 4 weeks ago at Sep 21 3:14
Greetings from Jacksonville, FL! The team is being billeted for the night and we're nervously watching the events in Puerto Rico and Mexico City. For now, here's a list I've made from a list we created cruising down the highways for the past 36 hours:

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Posted: 2 months ago at Sep 16 13:16
Deploying with the Regional EMS Strike Team to Florida for the next week or two and posting may be light, so here are a few more Celebrities "In Vogue":

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http://www.listal.com/list/jean-patchett-vogue

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Posted: 2 months ago at Sep 13 23:58
Hi my dear friend..this is my new lists check it if you want to..hope you like it..
My Favorite Directors Lists:
David Lynch: A Dark Lens on America
The Coen Brothers: Hard-Boiled Entertainment
Skywalking: The Films Of George Lucas
Godfather: The Intimate Francis Ford Coppola
Posted: 2 months, 1 week ago at Sep 10 5:21
Thanks for the Susan Sarandon pic votes.
Posted: 2 months, 1 week ago at Sep 7 2:38
The Semi-Finals of the Hot 100! campaign are here:

http://www.listal.com/list/top-100-semifinals-round

As always, thanks for all your votes and comments! Your continued support of these polls is always appreciated!!
Posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Sep 4 16:29
Listal members of the world, UNITE!, and check out this list for Labor Day:

http://www.listal.com/list/get-a-job

As always, thanks for all the votes and comments! Your continued support is always appreciated!!
Posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Aug 31 21:29
New lists coming later (assuming I don't get deployed with the regional EMS Strike Team), but in honor of the people currently dealing with the effects of Hurricane Harvey:



http://www.listal.com/list/the-lone-star-state

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Posted: 2 months, 3 weeks ago at Aug 25 2:26
If you stared at the eclipse this week, you might being seeing spots before your eyes. These are probably better looking:

http://www.listal.com/list/dots-all-folks-iv

And another celebrity that didn't make the Hot 100 cut,...

http://www.listal.com/list/romancing-romola

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Posted: 2 months, 4 weeks ago at Aug 21 23:25
A quick list in honor of the 2017 Great Solar Eclipse:

http://www.listal.com/list/total-eclipse-of-listal

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Posted: 3 months ago at Aug 18 0:49
Finally, what else do you do on vacation? Take endless photographs!

http://www.listal.com/list/variations-theme-xv-am

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(At least I don't have to create a bunch of fake profiles to get list votes!)
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Posted: 3 months, 1 week ago at Aug 10 19:09
Hi my dear friend, this is my new list. This list contains 52 new lists! Each one on the course of a country in the Eurovision Song Contest. Please comment and vote on each one. They gave a lot of work to do! I want to know your opinion about the top 10 of each country, so you can leave a comment on each of the lists. You can also comment on your country, and who is your favorite representative.

Eurovision Song Contest by Country
Posted: 3 months, 1 week ago at Aug 10 2:00
Vacation's over and look what I found:

http://www.listal.com/list/washed-ashore-again

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