The Game

The Game (1997)

The Game first published by Little White Lies, as entry 108 of my Cinema Psychotronicum column Coming hard upon the huge success of Se7en (1995), although in fact conceived before it, David Fincher’s The Game presents itself as a mystery to be solved. We know this because the opening credits sequence shows a grid of…

Zodiac

Zodiac (2007)

Zodiac first published by musicOMH “Finish this”, Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) is told by his wife Melanie (Chloë Sevigny) shortly after she has taken the kids and left him, fed up with his obsessive investigations into the Zodiac murders and the risks that it poses to their family. “Finish the book”, Detective Dave Toschi (Mark Ruffalo)…

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

First published in S&S Feb 2012 Synopsis: Sweden, 2006. Discredited in court by industrialist Wennerström, middle-aged journalist Mikael Blomkvist asks sometime lover Erika to replace him as publisher of Millennium magazine. Declared clean by troubled 23-year-old hacker Lisbeth Salander in a report secretly commissioned by Henrik Vanger (long-retired CEO of Sweden’s most powerful family business),…