If you build it, they will come. But you’re not off the hook. (My thoughts on The Social Network.)

ImageJournal.org has just posted a few of my thoughts on The Social Network, the new film by David Fincher.Here's a bit that didn't end up in the review, probably because it wasn't so much about the movie as it was about defending Facebook from its critics: … [Read more...]

The Social Network (2010)

I've shared some thoughts on David Fincher's film The Social Network, and they're published at Good Letters, the daily blog of Image. … [Read more...]

David Brooks on The Social Network

David Brooks reviewed The Social Network, and I like his take on it.I especially like this: … [Read more...]

Fight Club (1999)

UPDATE 2010: Looking back at my original review for Fight Club, I find my feelings haven't changed about it... except in one significant way. The conclusion of the film is much, much more disheartening. It portrays a calamity that, at the time of the film's release, seemed over-the-top and incredibly bleak. Apocalyptic, even. Well, a couple of years after the film came out, we came to know calamity just like that. And so, what was once a sort of absurd comedy is now a very real scar on the … [Read more...]

Lists 2008: National Board of Review

And so it begins.(Via USA Today) The National Board of Review kicks off the award season with their picks for 2008: … [Read more...]

Zodiac (2007)

This review was originally published at Christianity Today Movies in March of 2007.-Jaws introduced us to the shark-cam. From the shark's perspective, we saw the vulnerable legs of that oblivious swimmer just before the deadly strike. Then, blood stained the water.David Fincher's new film Zodiac, based on a murder mystery that began in 1969 and continues today, opens with "the incoming mail cam." We're drawn into the offices of The San Francisco Chronicle, moving along with a letter … [Read more...]

Fight Club (1999)

UPDATE 2010: Looking back at my original review for Fight Club, I find my feelings haven't changed about it... except in one significant way. The conclusion of the film is much, much more disheartening. It portrays a calamity that, at the time of the film's release, seemed over-the-top and incredibly bleak. Apocalyptic, even. Well, a couple of years after the film came out, we came to know calamity just like that. And so, what was once a sort of absurd comedy is now a very real scar on the … [Read more...]


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