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Gone Girl - Co-produced by Resee Witherspoon - directed by David Fincher (Se7en) - based on the novel of the same name written by Gillian Flynn (who also wrote the screenplay). Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Film's premier was held at New York Film Festival.
As of 22nd December 2014, film has earned total domestic of $165,287,903 (US$349.3) on budget of US$61 million. Gone Girl was nominated for Best Director, and Best Actress for Golden Globe awards.
Synopsis: Ben Affleck is gradually held responsible for kidnapping and murder of his wife (Rosamund - a renowned writer in the town) - as the film is narrated, we come to know that Rosamund, had in fact fabricated all lies to indict her husband.
David Fincher's signature style of mystery and crime drama unfolds twisting nature of the story. Gone Girl plays with sensationalising music-score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Jeff Cronenweth's photography elevates the coldness of film's mysteriously sinister plot.
Film's shocking ending has left some audience to question the morale-lesson from it. In some way, this ending becomes questionable -- for which the author of the novel "Gillian Flynn" says in her interview..."Well, what did you want to have happen?" And it's like, "I wanted justice!" I promise you, I just don't think you'd find it satisfying for Amy to end up in a prison cell just sitting in a little box."
Antoine Fuqua, the director who earned Denzel an Oscar for "Best Actor" in his directorial "Training Day 2003"---brings us The Equalizer.
This is an average film from Denzel Washington. He is getting into typecast roles these days. Perhaps we can look into this film's plot, to give a boost for showy Americans -- who wanna see Russian getting spanked (especially after recent Russia Vs. West war of words).
A below average film, but if you like Denzel as usually out to beat bad fellas, this is surely gonna fill your space. Don't expect miracles here.
Camp X-Ray is about a young U.S. military woman played by Kristen Stewart who is assigned to Guantanamo Bay, where she gets acquainted with a Muslim detainee Peyman Moadi (they don't call them prisoner because calling them so should apply the Geneva-convention rights).
Good performances from Stewart Kristen and Maodi. It is slow and yet it is building up the interest of the audience with curiosity to understand, what follows next. Give it a try (but don't fall for brainwashing).
Waar is directed by Bilal Lashari and it stars Pakistan's heart-throb actor 'Shaan'
Film's plot is about national security agency inclined to foil terrorist' attempt to destroy the monument in capital city 'Islamabad'. Shaan is suffering from trauma in which he lost his family.
The film contains good acting from Shaan and others but it only serves the Punjabi bureaucrats.