Grisly “Gone Girl”

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Visionary director David Fincher returns to cinema in style with his masterful 10th feature film, “Gone Girl,” released on Oct. 1. “Gone Girl,” adapted for the screen by Gillian Flynn from her best-selling novel of the same title, tells the story of Nick Dunne and his struggle to find an answer for the mysterious disappearance of his wife, Amy Dunne, after returning home to the violent crime scene of what appears to be a home invasion. As the investigation grows deeper, and more and more is revealed about Amy’s disappearance, all evidence gradually points to … Continue reading Grisly “Gone Girl”

Highly-original “Tusk” falls short

Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Writer, director and podcaster Kevin Smith makes his memorable comeback to the big screen with his most bizarre and intriguing film to date, “Tusk.” Smith, considered one of the first official independent filmmakers, has always shown an affinity for experimentation and pushing the limit. He has proven this several times in his eccentric career through various projects such as “Dogma,” “Chasing Amy” and “Red State.” If Smith’s fearlessness wasn’t clear enough, “Tusk” enters a new territory of strange and polarizing that may have pushed a limit even for Smith. “Tusk” tells the interesting story of the … Continue reading Highly-original “Tusk” falls short

A preview of Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater”

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Jon Stewart’s debut feature, “Rosewater,” held a premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2014. “Rosewater” tells the true story of Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari’s five month imprisonment in Iran after his appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Stewart traveled to Jordan for a month in the summer of 2013 to film the movie. In 2009, Bahari covered Iran’s unpredictable elections for Newsweek. During his stay in Tehran, Iran, he interviewed a young regime reporter and raised the possibility of election fraud. He also appeared on Stewart’s show with comedian Jason Jones. … Continue reading A preview of Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater”