If there was a Flickchart for TV, Mad Men would definitely be up in the top 5.
by Nigel Druitt
“What I have done is going to be puzzled over and studied and followed… forever.”
Well, it will certainly be remembered.
In 1995, sophomore feature-film director David Fincher and fledgling screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker unleashed Se7en upon an unsuspecting world, and movie thrillers have never been the same since. Se7en is, by turns, devastating and shocking, and populated by powerhouse performances and bravura directing. It’s ranked #18 on Flickchart’s list of the Best Movies of All Time, #4 among thrillers, #6 on my personal chart, and it features the single best-written ending I have ever seen. If, somehow, you have not seen this movie, and this ending has not been spoiled for you (it will not be here), avoid any discussions of Se7en you may come across until you can see it. Because Se7en is a Movie to See Before You Die… provided, at least, you have the stomach for it.
With the Oscars recently wrapped up, it’s time to take a look at a movie that dominated the Academy Awards like few have before and few will again. This film was not only nominated for a record 14 Oscars (a feat that’s only been tied by the juggernaut that was Titanic). Under the guise of the New York stage, All About Eve – known by some as “the bitchiest movie ever made” – puts the backstage politics of show business on screen like no film had before.
by Nigel Druitt
As the Oscar telecast creeps up on us again, it begs the question: How many times has the Academy really gotten this “Best Picture” thing right, anyway?
Think about it. How many controversial decisions are there in the Academy’s history? How many times is a movie other than Best Picture long remembered as the best of the year?
by Ross Bonaime
This weekend features one of fall’s biggest releases, The Social Network, written by The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, and directed by David Fincher as his follow-up to his Academy Award nominated film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The Social Network tells the story of the creation of Facebook and the man behind it, Mark Zuckerberg. To bring to life the story of one of this generation’s most popular inventions, Fincher has brought together a great cast of up and coming Hollywood. Before you go see the film that some critics are already calling the best film of the year, check out some of the previous films from its incredible young cast.