David Fincher

Gone Girl

Honestly, even at nearly two-and-a-half hours long, there’s nary a wasted second or throwaway scene or drawn-out sequence that could have been snipped in director David Fincher’s dark and enthralling big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller. Every moment matters, and all of them are fantastically complex, compelling and completely twisted. Full disclosure: I’m one of …

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The Social Network

Directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), written by Emmy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) and based on Ben Mezrich’s book, The Accidental Billionaires, this is a rich, surprisingly suspenseful drama that, simultaneously, should be taken with a teensy grain of salt. The film paints an unflattering but no …

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Zodiac

David Fincher’s Zodiac is a curious film. An extremely earnest recounting of the serial killer murders in the Bay Area in the late 60s and early 70s, the film is chock full of facts, names, and events that I can only assume are as true to life as possible. Running over two and a half …

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