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Thursday, January 31 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.


Monday, January 16 2012

The Best Female Film Performances of 2011

It was a monumental year for women in film as our selections for 2011's best female performances indicate... over and over and over again.


Sunday, January 8 2012

The Best DVDs of 2011

With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.


Monday, October 10 2011

Nostalgia Goes Digital: Turning Back Time in the Films of David Fincher

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.


Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.


Columns

Wednesday, July 29 2009

We All End Up in Diapers: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Comparing the book to the film, it’s as if Fitzgerald laid just the foundation, and from that Roth built a multi-storied house.


Reviews

Thursday, October 18 2012

The Game of 'The Game' Is a Beautifully Calibrated Perpetual-Motion Machine

Like many dream-logic movies, The Game wears a little thin; as the ground below Douglas keeps shifting, the movie circles through endless debates over the realness of his predicament.


Monday, December 19 2011

'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Is Less Than Meets the Eye

Lisbeth is an abuse survivor, alternately furious and philosophical about it. The details of that abuse will be revealed in sequels and are also telegraphed in the novel's original title, Men Who Hate Women.


Sunday, January 16 2011

Make 'Friends' with 'The Social Network'

The characterization of Mark Zuckerberg doesn't seem unfair. But then again, I'm not one of his friends.


Friday, October 1 2010

'The Social Network': Fincher and Sorkin's Story of Obsession

That is, the possible "openness" of Facebook here hinges on the definitive closed system embodied by this fictional Mark Zuckerberg.


Sunday, January 17 2010

Fight Club

Watching Fight Club in high definition is truly like seeing it again for the first time, and the film’s gritty, vitriolic, and polemic efforts still resonate deeply in today’s social landscape.


Blogs

Wednesday, December 21 2011

Alien: 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Fincher's Girl (has) a far more bracing and brutal bite.


Monday, January 31 2011

The Guild-ed Cages of Awards Season

After decades of decided handwringing, Hollywood finally has what it wants: a sense of specialness undeterred by surprise or a sense of wonder.


Friday, October 1 2010

Face-Off for Facebook: 'The Social Network'

The Social Network just might be the first truly great film of the next ten years, an iconic statement about where we were as people in the aftermath of Y2K, easily accessible WiFi, and the entire nu-media shift toward the online experience.


Thursday, September 9 2010

Closer to God - Se7en (Blu-ray)

Se7en is a work of remarkable vision played out in a classic cat and mouse game, but with far too few heroes and way too many villains.


Thursday, December 25 2008

'Benjamin Button' is Brilliant

David Fincher is a god. Not a lesser deity, mind you, or some manner of false filmmaking prophet. No, this inside outsider may have gotten


News

Sunday, February 15 2009

Which road will Oscar take? ‘Benjamin Button,' ‘Slumdog' travel on two distinct paths

New Orleans is 8,870 miles from Mumbai, India, as the crow flies. The Academy Award nominees for best picture set in those cities - "The Curious


Friday, March 2 2007

'Zodiac' filmmaker David Fincher recalls wave of panic

The phrase "From the director of `Seven'" conjures up a certain expectation, especially when it's plastered on the posters for "Zodiac," a movie about the


Friday, March 2 2007

David Fincher talks 'Zodiac'

"So, which side are you on? " asks director David Fincher, beginning the interview with a question. "Which side of what?" "The length of the movie.


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