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By LUCA GUARDARI Staff Writer Already receiving Oscar buzz, Gone Girl is a chilling thriller that will leave you guessing, “Where is Amy?” until the end. It’s hard not to mention anything about Gone Girl without it being considered a spoiler. It is one of those movies that must be experienced to understand it is pure movie magic. Smashing box office records already, it’s no surprise Gone Girl is being considered Oscar-worthy. The movie begins by showcasing a truly passionate relationship between Nick and Amy Dunne. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike perfectly bring these characters to life. You can see every emotional expression on their faces during each scene that can only be shown in certain actors. This relationship doesn’t go without its fair share of arguments and instability, though. When Nick comes home on the day of his five-year wedding anniversary he finds his house turned upside down and Amy nowhere to be found. After calling 911, the police search the house and cannot describe what exactly happened, other than that it looks like a staged kidnapping. A few days after the disappearance close neighbours, media and Amy’s parents start to believe Nick murdered his wife. Media outlets make Nick out as a bad, suspicious person based on how little he knew about his wife and how calm he is reacting to her disappearance. With everyone against Nick, this is where the movie takes you on an unsettling thrill ride. David Fincher delivers his best directorial movie since 2007’s Zodiac. Fincher’s vision of Gillian Flynn’s novel is breathtakingly suspenseful, leaving you to wonder what kind of movie genre you are watching. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross developed the score that goes along wonderfully with the movie’s dark tone. Each piece of music captures the eerie, nerve-racking drama that ensues during the movie. The cast plays each part to a tee, convincing the viewer that these are actual people and not characters. Neil Patrick Harris plays Desi Collings, Amy’s ex-boyfriend, who comes with his own past stories. Tyler Perry plays Nick’s head on, loveable attorney, Tanner Bolt. Newcomer Carrie Coon is Nick’s concerned sister. She believes Nick is innocent and tries to help him any way she can. Gone Girl is one of those special movies that comes out every few years. It captures audience’s nationwide and introduces them to a story that is unimaginable, creepy and heart pounding. This stomach-clenching movie is one of Fincher’s best, along with stunning performances by a great cast that keeps you thinking about the movie even after it’s done and makes you want to see it again. 8.5/10