Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl (2014)

As a long-time David Fincher devotee, the first half hour of Gone Girl represents the first time I’ve doubted the director (full disclosure: I’ve never seen Benjamin Button). The film intercuts between Nick Dunne – writer, bar-owner, Ben Affleck – and his wife Amy – writer, actual-owner-of-the-bar, Rosamund Pike – through the past and present.…

Argo (2012)

Argo’s recent release on Blu-Ray gave me the chance to watch the Best Picture winner, and it’s easy to see why Ben Affleck’s film won the Oscar. It’s classic Hollywood from beginning to end; a crisply-filmed tale of good versus bad where everything important happens at the last possible second. Affleck uses an expansive budget…