THE SKELETON TWINS Review – ***

The Skeleton Twins is the kind of film which suffers because I cannot totally judge it in a vacuum. On its own, it would still be a flawed film, but in the greater context of modern cinema, it stands as yet another indie comedy-drama about dysfunctional middle-class characters, played by hitherto largely comedic actors, who go…

GONE GIRL Review – ****

I may be at a bit of a disadvantage with Gone Girl. I’d only recently read Gillian Flynn’s novel, with its twists and turns and wicked cleverness still fresh in my mind. So seeing the film, expertly made, but so ruthlessly paced and streamlined that at times it felt abbreviated, I couldn’t help but think of…