Tag: davidfincher

Notes on Streaming: Diabolical DARK, Murderous MINDHUNTER

In which two Netflix series seek to unsettle and undermine expectations. Let's talk about crime. In the 1970s, U.S. broadcast television networks were awash in weekly crime shows that wrapped up cases in less than an hour. Beginning with Hill...

Destroy All Monsters: Five Years Since THE SOCIAL NETWORK

David Fincher's The Social Network turned five last Thursday, and I watched the film again to mark the occasion. I've seen it several times, but each viewing seems to give me something new. It's 2015 and already I am seeing...

GONE GIRL Trio To Reunite For STRANGERS ON A TRAIN Remake

THR broke the news earlier today that Gone Girl director David Fincher, screenwriter Gillian Flynn and actor Ben Affleck are getting back together to remake Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 film Strangers on a Train. Hitchcock's film was an adaptation of the...

Joshua Chaplinsky's Favorite Films of 2014

It's that time of year again. When everyone and their mother's nephew's cousin foists their unenlightened opinions on the equally unenlightened masses. Consume, regurgitate, repeat. Why do we do it? You'd be better off asking Why is the sky purple?--because...

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Tops Online Film Critics Awards

Wes Anderson's rip-roaring love letter to Lubitsch and Hitchcock, The Grand Budapest Hotel, topped this year's Online Film Critics Society Awards, which counts a number of ScreenAnarchy contributors amongst its global membership. The film won awards for Best Picture, Best...

Destroy All Monsters: "I'm That Cunt," Said The GONE GIRL

Spoilers for Gone Girl, from one of six audience members who hadn't read the book beforehand. "You fucking cunt!" Ben Affleck's Nick Dunne spits at his wife, Amy Elliot-Dunne (Rosamund Pike) as he grabs her by the shoulders and bounces...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks Fincher's GONE GIRL, Smith's TUSK, And Dolan's MOMMY

David Fincher's back with Gone Girl, his Hitchcockian thriller about marriage and betrayal. Plus, another look at fest faves, from Xavier Dolan's Mommy to Kevin Smith's Tusk.Video embedded below...

New York 2014 Review: GONE GIRL, Meticulously Crafted And Unabashedly Trashy

Gone Girl, David Fincher's latest, and New York Film Festival opener, based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, begins with a close-up of its central married couple, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike). Nick is gently...

New GONE GIRL Trailer Lets People Other Than Ben Affleck Talk

A new trailer for David Fincher's Gone Girl allows the characters to speak for themselves. The first promotional videos stamped the mystery as a Ben Affleck vehicle, which makes sense; he plays a husband whose wife goes missing in a high-profile...

Watch The First Trailer For Fincher's GONE GIRL

It seems odd to refer to a new film from David Fincher with Ben Affleck in the lead as 'low profile' but the upcoming Gone Girl has been wending its way through production in surprisingly quiet fashion thus far. Quiet,...

David Fincher Eyeing Aaron Sorkin's STEVE JOBS

Now that Aaron Sorkin has completed his adaptation of Walter Isaacson's mammoth biography Steve Jobs for the big screen, the project needs a director, and producer Scott Rudin knows just the man: David Fincher. Fincher is in early talks to...

Review: COMMUNITY S5EP03, "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics" Gets Cheeky With A Fincher-esque Procedural

Back in the day, say late 2007 or early 2008, movie audiences, critics and those people that give out awards were talking about two particular American films that had struck accord at the cinema: There Will Be Blood and No...

The David Fincher Adaptation Of Charles Burns' BLACK HOLE Is Back On The Agenda

Black Hole is back on. And David Fincher is still directing. Assuming, of course, that someone can come up with the money.Charles Burns' acclaimed graphic novel has been one of the great 'unadaptable books' that fans have lusted to see...

TV Review: HOUSE OF CARDS S1E02-13, CHAPTERS 2-13 (Or, Storytelling As An Art And/Or Science)

I came, I saw, I binged. House of Cards started with two gangbuster episodes, both directed by David Fincher. Fincher serves as an executive producer, along with Kevin Spacey, Beau Willimon, Eric Roth, Josh Donen, and others, for the Netflix...

TV Review: HOUSE OF CARDS S1E01, CHAPTER 1 (Or, Kevin Spacey Will Eat You Alive)

Only David Fincher could compel me to stay awake until 02:00 a.m. in order to watch the debut of House of Cards, a new original series on Netflix. I was rewarded with the sight of Kevin Spacey killing a dog...

LA Film Critics Name THE SOCIAL NETWORK Top Picture

We're now officially in the time frame when every critic's organization in the ass end of anywhere is announcing their choices for the best of the year. And while I tend to ignore most of these I do always make...

THE SOCIAL NETWORK: 1 Person Likes This

Mark Zuckerberg, the world's youngest ultra-gazillionaire, founded Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2003, so the tale goes. Along with his friend and bankroller Eduardo Saverin, Zuckerberg took a simple idea, that the young people these days want to...

NYFF 2010: THE SOCIAL NETWORK Review

All right, so I'm a hypocrite: whenever I see the phrase "hugely entertaining" in a movie review I cringe, and yet those are exactly the words that occurred to me about halfway through David Fincher's new film... which, in case...

The Hitherto Fantastic Media Campaign For Fincher's THE SOCIAL NETWORK Turns Surprisingly Pedestrian With New TV Spot.

Teasers: Fantastic. TV Spot: Meh.That said I think the flaw with the new TV spot for David Fincher's The Social Network lies far more in the dull as soup editing than in the footage itself but it's a serious step...

The Social Network is for Creeps

A new and very effective trailer for David Fincher's The Social Network has hit. This is the best look we've seen of the flick thus far as previous trailers have only teased at the tone and surprising darkness of the Zodiac...