(2014 – Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain)
I have problems with Interstellar. Several, actually. A few plot points, lack of character building, dialogue heavy with exposition, and a script that would, at times, expedite things simply to keep the plot moving. This is a film that’s easy to nitpick. It’s a hyped up intergalactic science fiction film – there are bound to be question marks. But by golly, Christopher Nolan just landed one of the most dynamic, emotional, and ambitious films I have ever seen.
(2014 – Director: David Fincher Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike)
On its surface, Gone Girl is little more than Lifetime TV Movie fluff. It’s a crime story. A whodunnit story. A story that Dateline does every week. In normal hands, at worst, it would have ended up being a very good mystery film. But under the guidance of a master director (David Fincher) and a capable cast, Gone Girl becomes a methodical epic with effective commentary on marriage, image, power, and tabloid media. Read More…