Posts Tagged ‘the social network’

Rooney Mara (Lisbeth Salander), Daniel Craig (Mikael Blomkvist), Christopher Plummer (Henrik Vanger), Robin Wright (Erika Berger). Screenplay by Steven Zaillian. Directed by David Fincher. Rating: 18. Running time: 158 minutes. To all the phoney ‘purists’ who stupidly decided to prejudge this remake, I wish to begin by saying Fuck You. You have been made to […]


I have seen The Social Network seven times now, and I’m still astounded by how I remain hungry for more viewings, eager to immerse myself once again in the richness of the world it portrays. I still insist it was the best film of 2010, and, There Will Be Blood aside, it might well be the best film since […]


I saw The Social Network for the fifth time the other day, and I feel obliged to say a little more, one last time, about this special gift that cinema gave us last year. It’s hard to appreciate history being made at the very time it is being made, even if every critic on the […]


I’m done! More than thirty cinema trips later, from Shutter Island way back last March to Inception in the summer and finally The Fighter, I’ve now taken full advantage of my first full year living in a city and have seen for the first time every Best Picture nominee before the winners have even been […]


I’ll try to keep this short, because I planned to make both predictions and prescriptions (that is, guessing who will win but also saying who should in fact bloody win) nearer to the time when I have had the chance to see both True Grit and The Fighter. Until then, however, I couldn’t resist making […]


James Stewart (John ‘Scottie’ Ferguson), Kim Novak (Madeleine Elster). Screenplay by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rating: PG. Running time: 128 minutes. Hitchcock, more than any other auteur, likes to take his time developing plots. Think of those drawn out, detailed montages in Rear Window of James Stewart pointing his […]


Natalie Portman (Nina Sayers), Mila Kunis (Lily), Vincent Cassel (Thomas Leroy). Screenplay by Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz and John J. McLaughlin. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Rating: 15. Running time: 108 minutes. Black Swan is without a doubt up there with The Social Network, Biutiful and Inception as a worthy contender for the title of being […]