Thursday, September 22, 2022

Thursday Movie Picks: Female Detectives & Investigators (Mystery Edition)


For the 37th week of 2022 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks as part of mystery month. We go into the subject of female detectives/investigators as it is clear that women can do things better than men even when it comes to finding clues and such. Here are my three picks:

1. Trixie
From the often-underrated Alan Rudolph is a film about a security guard who goes undercover by working at a casino despite the fact that she’s inexperienced and still dealing with many issues in her own life. Starring Emily Watson as the titular character in a performance that is pretty funny, it is a film that isn’t seen a lot as it play into a murder mystery that involves all sorts of regulars at this casino with a lot of shit going on.

2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
David Fincher’s remake of the 2009 film does bear similarities to the original film yet both manage to maintain its sense of intrigue and suspense in their respective take on Stieg Larsson’s novel. Notably as the film features an unusual protagonist in Lisbeth Salander who is a hacker that often find a lot of incriminating things while helping out a disgraced journalist in trying to solve a missing person case for an ailing billionaire. The film features not just Fincher’s unique visual style but also a break-out performance from Rooney Mara and an exhilarating music score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails.

3. Veronica Mars
One of the first films to be made through crowd-funding, the film version that is based on the late 2000s TV series about a young woman detective who is trying to solve murders while dealing with her own messy life prove to be a solid and engaging film. Notably as Kristen Bell reprises the role of the titular character who is reluctant to return to the role of being an amateur private detective yet is asked by her former boyfriend who is accused of killing someone as she and her friends do whatever to clear his name. It is a film with not just some humor but also has drama and suspense without being too serious and also fun which would lead to a brief revival for the series.

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1 comment:

ThePunkTheory said...

The soundtrack for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was amazing.
I can also highly recommend the books - I devoured them