After a lengthy hiatus, Celluloid Skeletons is back with an all new episode!
This month, Joe is joined by guest Liam Callander as they look at the career of Kathy Bates, a woman renowned for playing formidable female characters in the likes of Misery, Primary Colors and The Waterboy. So, what kind of skeleton could Ms Bates have lurking in the background of her filmography? How about Tyler Perry’s soapy melodrama The Family That Preys? Listen now to hear Liam and Joe wax lyrical about Misery before they try to untangle the multitude of plots found in The Family That Preys.
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Release Date: 2 October 2014 Certification:18 Running Time: 149 minutes Director: David Fincher Starring:Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kim Dickens
If there is one filmmaker that has defined the modern thriller, then surely that accolade must go to director David Fincher. From 1995’s Seven through to 2007’s Zodiac, Fincher has continually tested the boundaries of what the genre can achieve. Visceral, gritty, and possessed of an almost suffocating dread , his output continues to thrill and perturb in equal measure. His latest offering Gone Girl is adapted from Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel, with Flynn also on writing duties. It comes as little surprise that he has expertly assembled yet another tightly woven, incredibly compelling thriller; however this may be one of his most accomplished.