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GONE GIRL beset by technical goofs

Film was co-produced by Reese Witherspoon
Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike
Directed by David Fincher

It would be ungracious to deny that David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” lengthy as it is, whizzes past, keeping us highly entertained throughout. I haven’t read the book on which it is based so I don’t know if the structural change that has apparently caused an uproar is for the better or not. Anyway, both book and screenplay are by the same author so she’s entitled to doing what she wants with ... more >

DAVID FINCHER CROWD-FUNDS NEXT PROJECT

Fundraising to be done via Kickstarter

Being a renowned filmmaker is not nearly enough to guarantee financing, this has been a fact of life in Hollywood for decades. David Fincher was nominated eight times for an Oscar in 2011 for “The Social Network” but this hasn't given him carte blanche as demonstrated by his latest project, entitled “The Goon.” Fincher had been trying to raise funds for two years in order to adapt Eric Powell’s ... more >

Girl with the dragon tatoo

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Tree of Life HOW-TO Guide on Youtube

For the less philosophically inclined

As Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life," which opened in major cities at the end of last month, is getting ready for its nationwide rollout, a how-to featurette has been released by distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures in the hopes that it will help shepherd the meditative film across the dusty trails that await. Because in order for a movie to make money, as Mike Fleming of Deadline New York ... more >

The Social Network

The wow factor
Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake
Directed by David Fincher

I know I’m supposed to get out and help push. The fight for great cinema is on, and I’m expected to throw it into neutral, hop out, and chug-chug-chug with my hands on the door. We all have to get behind “The Social Network” and push the crowds to every mall across the country to see this, The Movie of a Generation. Can I tap the brakes just a little, just a little, without people saying ... more >

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Brad Pitt thrives in challenging role
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Taraji P. Henson
Directed by David Fincher

A deep premise with facile tendencies. An emotional story at times detached. An interesting character with only so much to do. I mean, besides aging backwards. Which is a pretty neat trick, if you can get it. All these things are true about David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a movie inspired by a famous F. Scott Fitzgerald short story. Everyone was rubbing the rabbit's ... more >

Zodiac

Excellent film brings out top performances from cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo
Directed by David Fincher

After Wong Kar-Wai’s My Blueberry Nights (starring Jude Law and Norah Jones) opened the 60th festival yesterday, David Fincher’s Zodiac screened for an international delegation of journalists early this morning at the Grand Theatre Lumiere. Zodiac, which already got its release in the US, is about the namesake serial killer who terrorized San Francisco’s Bay Area in the 70s only to disappear into ... more >