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October 3, 2014

by Matt Lynch Current Film

Gone Girl | David Fincher

October 3, 2014
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David Fincher’s Gone Girl immediately announces its intentions to deconstruct everyday images with a deceptive opening-credits sequence consisting of shots of empty houses, “for sale” signs, back alleys, and closed-up storefronts. Sure, there could be a socioeconomic subtext, some “How We Live Now” statement in this montage, but on a more basic level, these are just images of dreams that went bad: the house a young couple couldn’t afford or the bar that couldn’t compete.…

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Drew Hunt Current Film

Men, Women & Children | Jason Reitman

October 3, 2014
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Jason Reitman’s latest Oscar shill, the formally inert and thematically overconfident Men, Women & Children, aspires to illustrate how humans — horny high school students and their horny parents, specifically — interact in this new technological world of ours. The characters are all but glued to the computers and handheld devices they use to text, tweet, and instant-message each other all the sordid, depraved and depressing things they don’t dare speak aloud. Digitally composed text fields — basically the 21st-century equivalent…

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