david fincher

It just doesn’t get much better than a film that takes a few minutes to ratchet up the tension via that classic struggle over which wire to cut so as to diffuse a bomb and avert catastrophe. To be fair, it’s a somewhat tired trope that’s been done to death, yet when it is executed well, it’s a slam dunk for that extra pinch of tension screenwriters love to mine for.

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Buried somewhere beneath the button-pushing gender politics and all-too-convenient plot twists in Gone Girl, there are some mildly interesting points being made about modern marriage. But after two and a half hours of soapy ridiculousness that wouldn’t be out of place on TV’s The Bold and the Beautiful, the movie just seems like cruel and unusual punishment.

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Two big awards-season movies from last year are out on home video this week.

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David Fincher is the right director to make a movie where two people rifle through endless amounts of paperwork and old photos suspenseful.

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In the Scene-Stealers movie podcast #42, Eric and Trevan talk about The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Adventures of TinTin, and We Bought a Zoo.

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Stieg Larsson’s popular “Millennium series” gets the American treatment with David Fincher’s take on “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

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Here’s my video review of David Fincher‘s “The Social Network” from KTKA-49. Last week I blasted Oliver Stone’s formulaic “Wall Street” sequel for being set in the present but somehow feeling totally and completely irrelevant. The same can’t be said of the movie that most everybody will simplify by calling it “The Facebook Movie.” “The [...]

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