David Fincher’s defining film for the opening year of the 2010s turns ten this year, and its scathing portrait of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his uncompromising climb for power in the modern social media age is still a relevant reminder of the cutthroat world of capitalism and the corrupting nature of power. Fincher directs the brilliantly brisk dialogue of Aaron Sorkin with the utmost expertise, delivering a layered narrative that jumps between multiple timelines with seamless execution. More talent exhibit themselves in top form, with phenomenal performances from Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Rooney Mara, and even Justin Timberlake, not to mention the debut film score from Trent Reznor which merges the industrial sounds of electronica with the technological landscape of total internet domination. The Social Network is a film not concerned with making its subjects looks good or even admirable in their arrogance, but instead latches onto their human fallacies that make their titanic story fascinating as a modern parable of power and corporate greed.
0:00: The Flagship Podcast for The Twin Geeks
2:16: Streaming: Errol Morris on Criterion, Footlight Parade (1933)
7:58: Review of the Quibi Launch
16:02: Too Hot to Handle
26:00: True History of the Kelly Gang
30:08: The Social Network