Friday, March 1, 2024

Watch out, Tyler Durden is watching you: David Fincher’s best streaming movies

Watch out, Tyler Durden is watching you: David Fincher's best streaming movies

The legendary author of Fight Club and Seven turns 61 today. Let’s retrace his career through five streaming cult films.

There was a moment when David Fincher, before the end of the last millennium, was the true “rebel” of Hollywood, a visionary and courageous author, capable of proposing a type of cinema to the limits that that time required. Today, at exactly 61 years of age, Fincher has somehow changed his “skin” and has entered into aesthetic and linguistic canons more directed towards the mainstream public. However, maintaining a personal filmic discourse, often original, capable of intriguing the mind and heart of the viewer. Hoping the new one, imminent The Killer bring it back at least in part to the “apocalyptic” splendor of some time ago, we propose the ones that are the best for us film in streaming of a filmmaker who in his time profoundly inspired the cinephiles of at least a generation. Enjoy the reading.

Five streaming films directed by David Fincher

  • Se7en
  • Fight Club
  • Zodiac
  • The Social Network
  • Millennium – Men who hate women

Se7en (1995)

The real apocalypse according to Fincher, or that of a society in shambles that becomes the perfect theater for the bloodlust of a madman. Anonymous and very elegant setting, gray skies and pouring rain, the metropolis in which it is set Se7en makes it a messianic film in the delirious sense of the term. Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow it’s a Kevin Spacey creepy are the protagonists of one of the most beautiful and shocking films ever, a descent into hell for a thriller with very high mental and moral tension. With the perfect ending for it to become an absolute cult object. What a great operation this remains…Available on Infinity +, Amazon Prime Video.

Fight Club (1999)

The revised and updated transposition of Chuck Palahniuk’s cult book brings Fincher definitively into the Olympus of “cursed” authors. Fight Club it represents a borderline emotional and intellectual experience, a film from the end of the millennium for a violent and identityless X-generation. Edward NortonBrad Pitt ed Helena Bonham Carter they are a close-knit and poisonous trio, a powerful mix of seduction and madness. The ending is all thanks to the brilliant screenplay, the rest is done by a syncopated and amused direction, an explosion of ideas and blood of lightning power. And trust me, this masterpiece is a romantic comedy at its heart…Available on Amazon Prime video, Disney +.

Zodiac (2007)

The story of the Zodiac Killer and the group of journalists and policemen who tracked him in vain for years becomes a torrential and cadenced film-event in Fincher’s hands, violent yet precise, almost intimate. Zodiac sees undaunted protagonists Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Chloe Sevigny and many others. The three hours are sometimes felt, but the staging confirms the greatness of a filmmaker who is at times truly unique. Available on Google Play, NetflixAmazon Prime Video, NOW.

The Social Network (2010)

Another personal and corrosive dissertation on a social fabric that is crumbling behind a facade of connections, ideas, fictitious aggregation to hide the existential loneliness of the protagonists. Jesse Eisenberg command The Social Network with a superlative test, tense and at the same time sweet. Near him Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer and a Rooney Mara ready to explode with her skill. Among the other Oscars, the one for the majestic screenplay of Aaron Sorkin. Fincher has definitely entered the “mainstream” cinema, but with an enviable class. The best work of the second part of his career. Available on CHILIGoogle Play, Apple ItunesNetflix, Amazon Prime Video.

Millennium – Men with the Hatred on Women (2011)

From Stieg Larsson’s literary event thriller a thriller once again about a microcosm that is rotting from within. Daniel Craig it’s a Rooney Mara from Oscar nominations are sublime protagonists of Millennium – Men who hate women. The staging is so elegant as to make the eyes shine, the editing and the rhythmic music as on special occasions. Fincher returns to the thriller with admirable impetus, crafting a very worthy product, at times powerful. The best mainstream product of the year. Available on CHILI, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video.