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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

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The Social Network

The Social Network

Scribe Aaron Sorkin penned this film’s screenplay, which comes replete with his dense, smart dialogue and cutting observations. David Fincher directed the fine-looking film, guiding his actors through good performances; Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake deliver particularly well. But while the film unmasks the history of Facebook’s development and shines a light on those involved, it comes off as strangely antiseptic. It engages intellectually, but not emotionally. I expected more.

*** (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2010 • 2 HOURS
COLUMBIA PICTURES • RELATIVITY MEDIA • SCOTT RUDIN PRODUCTIONS • MICHAEL DE LUCA PRODUCTIONS • TRIGGER STREET PRODUCTIONS

STARRING
• 
JESSE EISENBERGANDREW GARFIELD

ALSO STARRING
• 
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKEARMIE HAMMERMAX MINGHELLA

WRITTEN BY
• 
AARON SORKIN (SCREENPLAY)
• 
BEN MEZRICH (BASED UPON THE BOOK THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES BY)

DIRECTED BY
• 
DAVID FINCHER

2010 ACADEMY AWARDS (3)
• BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
• BEST FILM EDITING
• BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

ADDITIONAL 2010 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (5)
• BEST PICTURE (LOST TO
THE KING’S SPEECH)
• BEST ACTOR: JESSE EISENBERG (LOST TO
COLIN FIRTH FOR THE KING’S SPEECH)
• BEST DIRECTOR: DAVID FINCHER (LOST TO
TOM HOOPER FOR THE KING’S SPEECH)
• BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (LOST TO
INCEPTION)
• BEST SOUND MIXING (LOST TO
INCEPTION)

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