Snowden (2016)

Framed in flashbacks as the film’s protagonist hands over the stolen information that thrust him into fame, or infamy depending on what side of the fence you sit, Oliver Stone’s new biopic Snowden (2016) delves deep into the interesting…

Holy Rollers (2010)

Prior to David Fincher’s The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg starred in Kevin Asch’s debut which was a Sundance hit and finally hit UK cinemas over a year later. Following his Oscar-nominated role of Mark Zuckerberg, we now see Eisenberg in…

Best movies of 2010

Last year my records show  I watched about 250 new movies, including US theatrical releases and still-unreleased ones at festivals or series, and I reviewed all but about twenty of them, which helps me to remember.  It didn’t seem like an…

The Social Network (2010)

The irony of the creation of Facebook, the social network that brings people together, is that it destroyed a great friendship. At least that’s the way David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin tell the story of Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin,…

The Social Network (2010)

Algorithms and power The Social Network, David Fincher's brilliant and timely new movie based on Ben Mezrich's book The Accidental Billionaires, begins with a huge irony: The young founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, isn't social.…

The Social Network (2010)

David Fincher’s The Social Network is an exquisite film, a terrifically engaging and articulate recount of the legal and personal woes that tormented the early days of the internet phenomenon known as Facebook. Penned by acclaimed scribe…

The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network has been compared to Rashomon (1950), The Godfather (1972), and Orson Welles' 1941 masterpiece, Citizen Kane. These are worthy comparisons as director David Fincher spins a tale of success, failure, genius, friendship,…