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Gone Girl [based on the book] by dir. by

Gone Girl dir. David Fincher

On the day of her fifth wedding anniversary Amy Dunne disappears. Her husband Nick gets home, a neighbour has spotted their cat wandering outside, to find the door open, the coffee table smashed, and no sign of his wife. We already know that their marriage is not a good one, he has been moaning to his sister at the bar

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A most wanted man [based on the book] by dir. by

A most wanted man dir. Anton Corbijn

The Sept 11th attacks were formulated and planned in Hamburg, Germany. Now, in an attempt to prevent terrorist cells, a small semi-illegal German spy ring operates there. Led by Gunther they watch the city and especially its Muslim inhabitants, developing ties and “resources” among that community. Resources that will lead them to bigger fish and so on. One night a

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The Ghost by

The Ghost by Robert Harris

Adam Lang, ex-Prime Minister, is writing his memoirs. Or to be more honest, he needs a ghostwriter. Someone to do some research, to rewrite Lang’s memories into a story. Enter our unnamed-narrator1. More used to celebrity biographies our narrator is keen to enter the world of politics. It means a huge amount of money, although he only has four weeks

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A perfect spy by

A perfect spy - John le Carré

Group read with the Metafilter Book Club Magnus Pym is a British spy. But after the death of his father he suddenly goes awol. His wife doesn’t know where he is, his superior officers don’t know where he is. He has used all his “craft” to escape from all those who know him. But why? Is he lost in grief?

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Inception dir. by

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Hmmm, how to review a film where you really don’t want to talk about the plot because you might give stuff away… First off all I guess I say, don’t try and find out about this film before you go see it. Just keep your mind open and go. Of course that is the way I try and see every

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Max Payne dir. by

Max Payne dir. John Moore

I knew going to see this film that I’d be disappointed. Was a big fan of the game but I’d heard negative things about this film. Often when that happens you go to the cinema with your bucket of popcorn and are pleasantly surprised that the film isn’t as dreadful as you’d feared. Unfortunately that just isn’t the case with

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In Bruges dir. by

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Ray and Ken are two Irish hit-men hiding out after a job. Hiding out in Bruges on orders from their boss, Harry. Ken is all set to relax and enjoy the medieval scenery and architecture. Visit the castles and churches. Harry says it is like fairy tale, coming in on the canal. Ray isn’t so sure of that, but when he comes upon a film shot he is much more interested.

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We Own the Night dir. by

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Bobby is a night club manager. It is the 1980’s, New York. Life is good. Until the day his brother comes calling. Bobby’s brother, Joe, you see, is a cop. A drugs cop and he arrives in full on SWAT-mode at the club. This is not a way to ensure peaceful family get togethers. Especially considering that we already know

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Mr. Brooks dir. by

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This film I really, really enjoyed, but the problem is that if I say too much about it I might ruin it for you. So, in brief, Costner plays earl Brooks, a ceramic maker. A big name in the business community. But Mr. Brooks has another side to him; he likes to kill. He believes himself addicted to murder, and every now and then he falls off the wagon and his alter-ego, Marshall, gets what he wants, a murder. But on his most recent outing he makes a bad mistake and gets photographed at the scene. He know has to deal with the photographer as well as his own family issues.

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Zodiac [based on the book] by dir. by

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This is based on the true story of a serial killer in the 1970’s in California who highlighted his murders with cryptic letters to newspapers. He killed at random, and called himself The Zodiac, and wrote his letters in a code. He also often sent bloodstained items of clothes along with these letters as a sort of proof. He was never caught. Robert Graysmith was working as a cartoonist at one of the newspapers where the letters arrived, and became caught up in the case. The film is based on his book of the events of the time.

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The Departed dir. by

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It took me a while, but I finally managed to go see this film last night, and now I want to go again, because it really is fantastic. Bloody, violent, full of no-good nastiness and general scumbaggery. But wonderful to watch all the same. The film begins “some years ago” where we see a young Colin Sullivan being approached by

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