The Girl in the Spider’s Web: Film Review

The Girl in the Spider’s Web had an uphill battle to impress me from the beginning because I’ve always really wanted more instalments from the Rooney Mara-David Fincher team rather than what is essentially a reboot with a new director and actress. I also wasn’t convinced about the casting of Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, and while she may have changed my mind a little bit, the film itself just felt unnecessary and substandard compared to the others.

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My Top Ten Movies of 2014

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2014 has been a great year for movies, but despite that, reaching my top 10 was not very hard at all. There were many films that I had such high expectations for so I couldn’t help but feel disappointed when I watched them (e.g. Interstellar), so they did not make the list. However, there were others I was dubious or not convinced about and they blew me away – so obviously, they made the cut. I’ve picked a good variety of blockbusters, indies, franchises and originals that you should do yourself a favour and see.

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Gone Girl: Film Review

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As far as book to film adaptations go, this is pretty much perfect. I cannot fault it at all. It is so loyal to the book and with a brilliant cast.

Ben Affleck is Nick Dunne who discovers his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing on their fifth anniversary. He ends up being the murder suspect due to his cold behaviour and clues which seem to hint at his misdeeds. The film is told from two viewpoints – one of Nick in the present with the murder investigation and the second from Amy from their past leading up to present in the form of diary entries. But whose version is the truth? Did Nick do it, or is Amy still alive?

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