Tag Archives: The Films of David Fincher

October 06

Gone Girl – David Fincher twists his way into our hearts. (Film Review)

  This review doesn’t actually contain spoilers! (amazing) David Fincher is no stranger to bringing a beloved pop/pulp novel to the screen while it is only just sliding off the top of the best seller lists, so there is a disarming confidence at play before we even get to the film, that it will be […]

October 01

The Films of David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. (Film Review)

There is never any point obsessing over film awards, least of all the American Academy Awards, but I have to say, how Zodiac missed any nominations and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ever garnered anything other than a tech achievement nod is a mystery greater than the identity of the Zodiac killer. I know […]

September 30

The Films of David Fincher – Zodiac (Film review)

Zodiac is, without doubt David Fincher’s masterpiece and unbeknownst to everyone at the time, it will become the benchmark for all future Fincher films. It is the perfectly realised balance of a fine script, brilliant performances, technical acumen and above all an implacable restraint that is made all the more potent for the films one hundred […]

September 30

The Films of David Fincher – Panic Room (Film Review)

Panic Room is the first time we see a genuinely intellectually bereft David Fincher, but it won’t be the last, and it probably is no coincidence that it exists hot on the heels of one of Fincher’s least successful films, which ironically will become one of his most popular. Sandwiched between Fight Club and Zodiac, […]

September 29

The Films of David Fincher – Fight Club (Film Review)

If Fincher works in tandems, runs his films in partnerships ( the serial killer duo Se7en and Zodiac, The airport novel duo TGWTDT and Gone Girl, the style over substance duo TCCaseOBB and The Social Network) then there is no doubt that Fight Club runs hot off the heels of The Game. Their central message, […]

September 29

Films of David Fincher – The Game (Film Review)

The Game is one of those films that’s received more credibility over the years as history has caught up to central premise, which is not that bankers are supercilious dickheads drunk on Ayn Randian Kool-Aid who couldn’t last five minutes in a genuinely competitive environment (even if that might be true and a building block […]

September 28

The Films of David Fincher – Se7en. (Film Review)

  Se7en is the second time David Fincher has insisted on a weirdo number title that doesn’t make much sense other than to look kewl, but fortunately it is the last. It is also the first time we see Fincher in all his 126 minute glory after the debacle three years earlier of the third […]

September 28

The Films of David Fincher – Alien³ (Film review)

Alien³ has become a sort of poster-film for a how-not-to on so many levels it seems unfair to start the career of a director with the film-feel clout of David Fincher this way, a complaint we all now know has been made by Fincher himself many times, including in the now famous quote that I […]