2018 Film Challenge: 25. Zodiac

Another recommendation from my officemate. I didn’t know much about the Zodiac Killer prior to watching this, which was good as it made it all more of a surprise. Really enjoyed it, plus it has a great cast. Not a short film, but it doesn’t feel as long as it is (unlike Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy!).

Here are the thoughts I had whilst watching it:

  • She’s married? I thought she was about 16. I guess she could be…
  • Dramatic post delivery
  • Ah, Robert Downey Jr., you damn attractive man
  • You shouldn’t be killing people in the middle of a sunny day. That’s just not right.
  • Ew, I wasn’t expecting it to get stabby
  • Oh, it’s Mark Ruffalo
  • Wait, why do they think he might be gay? Just prejudices of the time?
  • I love his fixation with Animal Crackers
  • Slinky!
  • Weirdest ever painkiller
  • Love the choice of drink
  • Yikes
  • Ah, Chloe Sevigny
  • It’s David Lee!
  • It’s Gavin from Friends!
  • If it’s not him, he definitely seems guilty
  • Hey, it’s the day after my birthday! Except before I was born.
  • Aww, poor squirrel
  • Adam Goldberg!! This film has an awesome cast.
  • Pong!
  • I love the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Go Jake!
  • It’s like LA Noire! But without Cole being a dick.
  • This feels ominous
  • Don’t follow him!!
  • Uh oh
  • Clea DuVall!! Love her.
  • What are you doing??
  • Less frustrating than the end to Memories of Murder, but still… The downside to stories based on real life.
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One Response to 2018 Film Challenge: 25. Zodiac

  1. Crashing Elliptical says:

    Another film on the list that I hadn’t seen before, but have owned on blu-ray for several years, so was glad of the excuse to finally actually watch it.

    Based on the subject matter, it sounds weird to say I really liked this, but I found it utterly compelling. Like yourself, I didn’t know a huge amount about the zodiac killer, although I was aware the crimes were still unsolved, so that element of the ending didn’t surprise me. I thought it was really interesting how just trying to solve the crime basically ruined the lives of three different people (Toschi, Avery and Graysmith) albeit it different ways, however all being driven to the point of personal destruction trying to work out who the killer was.

    I thought Gyllenhaal, Ruffalo and RDJ were all superb in this, and I agree that whilst it was long, it didn’t seem it, I could have easily watched more of it. A definite thumbs up from me.

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