Tag Archives: David Fincher

Top 10 of 1999

20 years ago, Hollywood had a great 12 months. Maybe it was pre-millennial tension, or just a confluence of great talent and risk-taking producers and studios, but it was a moment that wasn't to be repeated in the years following. I enjoy putting together lists of the best films from years gone by, and the… Read More

Alien series review (on Blu-Ray)

Alien (1979) Directed by Ridley Scott Written by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett Alien has been around so long it's kind of hard to imagine the world without those cute lil' exomorphs that kinda look like stainless steel dildos with teeth. When I was a kid I remember the excitement around the 1979 film—people saying… Read More

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) review

Directed by David Fincher Written by Steven Zaillian from the Stieg Larsson novel It's been a bit hard to judge the cultural excitement around this movie. The novels remain huge international bestsellers, and in Canada and elsewhere in the world besides the US, we've made the Swedish film adaptations of the Millennium trilogy a hit franchise.… Read More

“David Fincher on Film Critics”

Here's a brief and interesting interview with David Fincher, whose Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is but weeks from opening wide. It's in response to New Yorker critic David Denby ignoring an embargo and publishing his review of the film long before its December 22 arrival. Though I understand what Fincher is saying here, especially… Read More

Reactions to the 2011 Academy Awards

Well, no surprises.I didn't think The Social Network would win Best Film, but I did think David Fincher would take Best Director. Don't get me wrong, The King's Speech is a worthy award recipient, but it taking so many categories beyond Best Actor didn't rock my world. Especially Best Original Screenplay. I had my fingers… Read More

Anticipating the 2011 Academy Awards

I've been enjoying the cottage industry of bloggers and writers discussing and dissecting the Academy Awards. The BIG SHEEW, as Ed Sullivan used to say, will be happening Sunday night, less than 48 hours from now.Of the variety of articles I've read, this one from Cracked is one of the most relevant and funny, where… Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2010

I can't delay it any longer.It's Oscar nominations day, fer chrissakes. I need to get my list out. I am strangely peeved that so many of my faves from 2010 also appear on the Oscar list. I feel one of my roles is to shine a light on lesser-seen pictures, and if I'm digging all… Read More