David Fincher

Home Entertainment Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014) – Based on Gillian Flynn’s best selling novel and directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl has all the hallmarks of an awards courting prestige movie on paper. Thankfully, their movie was nothing of the sort. It’s a gleefully trashy, twisty, nasty, lurid little thriller filtered through Fincher’s meticulous visual style […]

Gone Girl Review

It's hard to talk about David Fincher's Gone Girl without spoiling it, but rest assured that it's a blast.

The New Old: Tricks & Treats

Our archival DVD column returns with a slate of seasonal offerings and oddities with Criterion editions of The Game, Eating Raoul, and Quadrophenia, special editions of Stuart Gordon's Re-animator, Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and the DVD and Blu-ray premiere of Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Alien Retrospective: Part Three – Alien 3

What follows is the third part of my in depth journey through the Alien universe, beginning with Aliens, then back to Alien, and ending off with Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. I do this in the hopes that maybe I can explain even just a little bit of the mysterious dark, fury that has left me thinking about LV-426 for the nearly two decades.

Alien Retrospective: Part Two – Alien

What follows is the second part of my in depth journey through the Alien universe, beginning with Aliens, then back to Alien, and ending off with Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. I do this in the hopes that maybe I can explain even just a little bit of the mysterious dark, fury that has left me thinking about LV-426 for the nearly two decades.

Alien Retrospective: Part One – Aliens

What follows is the first part of my in depth journey through the Alien universe, beginning with Aliens, then back to Alien, and ending off with Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. I do this in the hopes that maybe I can explain even just a little bit of the mysterious dark, fury that has left me thinking about LV-426 for the nearly two decades.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Review

The only real issues with David Fincher’s take on Stieg Larsson’s best selling The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo are problems that were in the original story to begin with. It’s overlong, needlessly convoluted in terms of pacing, and the plot is sleazy and dumb as a box of hammers. Having said that, this remounting of the Swedish pop culture juggernaut firmly establishes Fincher as one of the best in the world at what he does. A technical maestro of the highest order, Fincher teams up with two pitch perfect leading actors to make the pulpy material vastly more watchable and entertaining than it probably should be.

The Social Network Review

The Social Network is a movie that shouldn’t work. It’s a story about a socially challenged, bitterly abrasive geek and how he created a high-traffic website. Hardly the stuff of Oscars or summer blockbusters. Thing is, in spite of this, the movie plays out just like the typical Facebook experience – hard to see what all the hype is about from the outside, quickly captivating at first, then totally engrossing from within.

The Social Network Trailer

Yahoo Movies has posted the full theatrical trailer for David Fincher’s The Social Network. The film will examine the early years of the social networking site Facebook, starting just prior to its inception in 2003. Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid and the Whale, Zombieland) stars as embroiled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Written by Aaron Sorkin, the […]

The Social Network Teaser

A big budget drama about Facebook? Tom from Myspace must be spinning in his grave. The first teaser for David Fincher’s Facebook movie The Social Network debuted yesterday. The film will examine the early years of the social networking site, starting way back in 2004. Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid and the Whale, Zombieland) stars as […]