Saturday, October 4 2014
Even with its bestseller pedigree, Gone Girl would be a significant cinematic achievement, mostly for all the things it avoids while getting so much of the mystery thriller genre right.
Monday, October 10 2011
Digital cinema and nostalgia go hand in hand in David Fincher films. The director has used these powerful tools to recreate the past, but nostalgia has historically refused to surrender in his work.
Thursday, November 11 2010
Even if Reznor and Ross produce little that would not have felt at home on their recent collaborations, Fincher's application of their unsettling abilities to his unnerving movie feels like one of the project's multiple strokes of inspired genius.
Monday, February 16 2009
Thursday, December 25 2008
Wednesday, December 24 2008
It's an inelegant but provocative means to measure Benjamin and Daisy's ostensibly transcendent connection: as he grows young and she grows old, they share but a single moment when their bodies and visions and hopes can easily coincide.
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Bonds are fleetingly forged then broken, comradeship and honour are largely absent and, like the Zodiac himself, everyone emerges as a rather lost and damaged soul.
Saturday, March 3 2007
Friday, March 2 2007
David Fincher's excellent new movie winds clues and pursuits into an intriguing, often witty mix of causes and effects. In so doing, it rejiggers the police procedural.