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The Goldfinch | Average Guy Movie Review

After surviving the bombing that killed his mother, the life of young Theo Decker spirals out of control. The trauma of his situation combined with a series of unstable homes leads to trouble with drugs and alcohol, and the only constant in his life is the priceless painting - of a Goldfinch - that he inexplicably stole from the scene of the bombing. Now grown up and working as an antiques dealer, Theo finds himself in trouble with a client to whom he sold a forgery. But what is it that the client wants in recompense?




Based on Donna Tartt's New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, The Goldfinch purports to be a tense and engrossing thriller about loss, survivor guilt, and moving on. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. It meanders through several periods in Theo's life - played by Oakes Fegley and Ansel Elgort - and never really seems to know where it's going. You'll sit there waiting for the movie to find a course, and for the entire two and a half hour runt…

Baby Driver | Average Guy Movie Review

Edgar Wright puts his own spin on the heist/getaway movie in his latest outing. Named after the song by Simon and Garfunkel, Baby Driver tells the story of a skilled getaway driver who suffers from tinnitus, to drown out this "hum in the drum", Baby (Ansel Elgort) is constantly listening to music. In fact, the whole movie is set to music, even the gunshots sync with the beat of whatever song is playing.



It took Wright 16 years to write this script, and then another 6 to bring it to the big screen. But it's a movie that's well worth the wait! The opening chase alone is incredibly fun to watch, yet intelligent and tense as well. I wouldn't blame someone for thinking there's nothing new to do with a car chase, but I'd definitely encourage them to watch Baby Driver before they make up their mind. Especially considering all of the driving was done practically, no CGI or green screen here. Elgort was allowed to do some of the driving and what he couldn't or …