This week in Thursday Movie Picks – run by Wandering through the Shelves – we’ve been asked to list three to psychological thrillers. As usual, I’ve made my selection from films I have seen.
Fatal Attraction (1987)
I watched this for the first time quite recently and while I knew the gist of the film – and about a certain scene in particular – it was much more layered than I was expecting. There’s much more to both of the lead characters than meets the eye in this look at what happens following an extramarital affair.
It’s been several years since I’ve seen Stoker, which stars Matthew Goode as the enigmatic uncle who comes to live with the mother-daughter duo of Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska following the death of his brother (their husband/father), but I gave it a good write up at the time: read my review. Fun fact: it was written by Wentworth Miller.
Gone Girl (2014)
This is an unforgettable film, and it’s for that reason that I was wowed on my first viewing but have enjoyed it less on subsequent viewings. Based on Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl follows Ben Affleck’s Nick as he reports the sudden disappearance of his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike).