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Quick-Thoughts: Fritz Lang’s The Big Heat (1953)

Yikes, I’m not going to sugar code it, but a substantial portion of the screen direction in The Big Heat is kind of shabby and humanistically shallow.  LUCKILY HOWEVER, the central lead protagonist and antagonist (plus a few extras such as the marvelous Gloria Grahame) do a firm job illuminating their respectable characters and, furthermore, […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Disney’s Artemis Fowl

So this is what Marty was talking about when he mentioned “cinema.”  I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed this much spoken exposition, listened to this many fake accents, and experienced this heavy of a reliance on abrupt cuts in my entire life. 125 million dollars, fellas. That’s comforting.  Yo, I don’t even have the energy […]

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Quick-Thoughts: David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

David Fincher Binge Part VII of VII, 2nd Viewing I think rewatching this movie just made me even more disheartened on the account that Fincher never made a follow-up to this stupendous adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, given all the set-up it does as if preparing for a sequel. I mean, pretty […]

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Quick-Thoughts: David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

David Fincher Binge Part VI of VII I’m sure Fitzgerald would be just delighted by this adaptation.  Well… Here’s the harshest manner I can put The Curious Case of Benjamin Button into when it comes to words: this movie is just Forrest Gump with a cover-up gimmick, minus the individualistically absorbing characters, minus the charismatic […]

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Quick-Thoughts: David Fincher’s Panic Room (2002)

David Fincher Binge Part V of VII Panic Room is somewhat confirmation that David Fincher wanted to take a small break from making another edgy, heavy-duty philosophical piece after the release of his controversial but now acclaimed Fight Club. This 2002 home invasion movie is a simple-minded yet completely acceptable genre movie that blends slick […]

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Quick-Thoughts: David Fincher’s Se7en (1995)

David Fincher Binge Part IV of VII, 3rd Viewing  It’s a little curious seeing a lonesome serial killer almost in complete control of a professional police investigation, isn’t it? To know that nearly every homicidal finding is just another fluctuation into the eventual, unavoidable reveal is enough to make anyone in the audience feel contested […]

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Quick-Thoughts: David Fincher’s Gone Girl (2014)

David Fincher Binge Part III of VII, 2nd Viewing For a movie that tries to cram A TON of short-snippet sequences to continuously fill in the blanks, whether it be expositional flashbacks to rekindle our belief in Nick and Amy’s complicated relationship or the occasional Law-and-Order-styled detective encounter, David Fincher’s Gone Girl works inordinately well. […]

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Quick-Thoughts: David Fincher’s Zodiac (2007)

David Fincher Binge Part II of VII, 2nd Viewing I’ve come to the conclusion that if it were up to just the confines of editing and cinematography, Zodiac would one-hundred-percent be David Fincher’s best film. The low limitation of how many cuts the film allows in a frame, and how distanced it often pulls the […]

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Quick-Thoughts: David Fincher’s The Game (1997)

David Fincher Binge Part I of VII David Fincher’s The Game is essentially a modern, updated version of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol but instead of having three ghosts visit the Scrooge-like character, it’s this gimmick of a game that leaches into the life of a financially wealthy egotist. Even though I found the focal […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Angst (1983)

It’s wild realizing the grandness a small visual medium such as Angst can communicate when it comes to how a sociopath operates internally. This 79 minute lost gem incorporates the past trauma of the murderous antagonist into the killings that he executes, as if they are one of the same in his eyes. It provokes […]