Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton
Running Time: 1 hr 57 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: October 31, 2014

Final Score: 8/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

Whiplash

Whiplash

Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons
Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: October 17, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 9/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens
Running Time: 2 hrs 29 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: October 3, 2014

Final Score: 9/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls

Cast: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Hess
Running Time: 1 hr 37 mins
Rating: PG
Release Date: September 26, 2014

Final Score: 8/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

A Walk Among the Tombstones

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Cast: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Eric Nielsen
Running Time: 1 hr 53 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: September 19, 2014

Final Score: 3/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen


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