Shepherd Express

October 8, 2014 2:19 AM

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Shepherd Express

Gone Girl is the latest journey into malicious madness from director David Fincher, who established an interest in the twisted, unlit paths of the psyche with films such as Se7en and Zodiac. Gone Girl was written for the screen by novelist Gillian Flynn from her bestselling mystery thriller. The story has more turns than the interstate system; some of them can be spotted, but since many, especially in the first two-thirds of this long, two-and-a-half-hour film emerge from blind spots, plot description becomes one expansive spoiler.

Suffice to say, Nick’s five-year marriage with Amy (Rosamund Pike) has slipped into doubt. Amy’s diary entries trigger flashbacks of meeting Nick at a New York party, his gentle forwardness and the bright romance of intimacy that dims when both partners, writers, lose their jobs in the Great Recessi...

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