Movie Monday – Thriller (Netflix edition)

‘Whatever they found, I think it’s safe to assume that it is very bad.’ – Tanner, Gone Girl

Nightcrawler (2014)

A satire of local tv news that ends up making the viewer reflect on some far deeper and unexpected topics. Louis (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a self-made journalist who has secured himself a great deal supplying juicy footage to a news director, he gets big bucks and she gets sky-high ratings. But, when Louis material starts to run dry, he finds himself needing to make news happen instead of just recording it.

Gone Girl (2014)

I was slightly late to the party with this one, having snobbishly decided not to watch it due to the book and Ben Affleck as lead. I was wrong and should have had far more faith in David Fincher. Also, Rosamund Pike is simply incredible and this speech is one of the greatest in cinema.

Personal Shopper (2016)

This one appeared and quickly disappeared at the UK box office. It is well worth your time. Primarily about a young American (Kristen Stewart) working in Paris whilst dealing with grief at the loss of her brother, revealing any more would be giving it away.

The Silence of The Lambs (1991)

An undisputed classic, with good reason.

Miss Sloane (2016)

Jessica Chastain is an unappreciated goddess. If in doubt, give this a try. Here she plays one of Washington’s most-sought after lobbyists, a woman who bends the law with ease to get what she and her clients want. When asked to oppose a a bill related to firearms, she leaves her leading firm for the other side. In the process risking her career and the people she cares about.


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