Reviews of 'Gone Girl,' 'The Good Lie' and 'Violent' Lead Our Friday Film Roundup
Published Oct 03, 2014It's Friday once again, which for every good cinephile means a trip to the theatres and that eternal question: What to watch? As ever, our weekly Film Roundup is here to help answer that question, as we corral our reviews of the week's biggest releases in one place to help you separate the good, the bad and the ugly. Revel in our critics' opinions below, then swing by our Recently Reviewed section for even more film reviews.
Gone Girl is David Fincher's take on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn. It's a classic whodunit starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, a mix of Fincher's "fascinating killings of his early years with his recent forays into the underbelly of the corporate and political sphere," according to our reviewer, but will it keep you on the edge of your seat or put you to sleep? Read our review to find out.
The Good Lie manages to balance Reese Witherspoon's star power with a story about integrating four Sudanese immigrants into North American life without being (too) condescending, while Andrew Huculiak punctuates his silver screen debut, Violent, with music by his band We Are the City. But are his filmmaking chops up to the level of his musical ones? You'll have to click through to the review to know.
Next, Quebecois wunderkind Xavier Dolan's Mommy lives up to the festival hype, while stoner comedy king Kevin Smith's second foray into horror films, Tusk, may be the best movie of his career.
Nothing tickling your film fancy? Find more film reviews in our Recently Reviewed.