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"Creation myths need a Devil."
627 points, 33 lists

directed by David Fincher | US | 2010

 

The Pitch: The founding of Facebook and the subsequent lawsuits.

 

#1 Placements: 6
Top 5 Placements: 4
Top 12 Placements: 5
Metacritic: 95
Box Office: $225m WW
Awards: 3 Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay, out of 8 nominations; 3 BAFTA Awards, including Best Director and Adapted Screenplay
BOT/BOM History: #1, Top Movies of 2010; #5, Top Movies of the Century (2015); #17 (2012), #30 (2013), #46 (2014), #54 (2016), Top 100 Movies of All Time
Critic Opinion: “Impeccable popular art: lit like an altarpiece, obsessively organized. David Fincher has created a body of work that’s as remarkable for its thematic consistency as for its virtuoso craftsmanship and technique—no small feat, considering he’s never written a page of script. Here, he turns Aaron Sorkin’s take on the rise of Facebook into a study of personal alienation and obsession, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) as a compelling ironic figure: the perfectionist who makes billions on relationships in online space, despite (or maybe because of) not being able to maintain them in real life. Cut with industrial precision to a moody electronic score and bolstered by a uniformly superb supporting cast (with Justin Timberlake and Armie Hammer as the standouts), this is smart, entertaining, and beautiful to look at. It’s about a lot of things—success, loneliness, ego—but the internet probably isn’t one of them.” - Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The AV Club
BOT Sez: “I don't think TSN was just "cold but great filmmaking", it was an insight about our generation and how internet affected our lifestyles. The fast-paced editing (the facemash/phoenix party and the courtroom scenes, for example) or the confusing dialogue about multiple things in the intro are metaphors to our "gotta-do-everything-at-the-same-time" behaviour on our constantly wired life.
And that ending in which Mark is waiting for Erica to accept his friendship request (ironically, on facebook) by the sound of "Baby, you're a rich man" is just perfect." - @JohnnY
Commentary: The one that was derisively referred to as "the Facebook movie" for months after its announcement only to become the most acclaimed film of 2010 upon its release. It prompted more energized critical writing than any American movie in two or three years, and became a rare non-genre milestone for a generation of young cinephiles just getting into film - and when it came to this countdown, despite missing the top 3, it received more #1 placements from individual participants than any other film.

 

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Few movies ever predicted what a specific decade would feel like more than The Social Network, which is a huge compliment to the movie but kinda shitty for the decade tbh.

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4 minutes ago, Eric Atreides said:

I just realized...did Knives Out not make the top 100? I don't think it ever popped up, and that's really weird.

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4 minutes ago, Eric Atreides said:

I just realized...did Knives Out not make the top 100? I don't think it ever popped up, and that's really weird.

 In the 20s, I think. 

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Number 3

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"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."
683 points, 34 lists

directed by Christopher Nolan | US, UK | 2010

 

The Pitch:

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#1 Placements: 5
Top 5 Placements: 4
Top 12 Placements: 8
Metacritic: 74
Box Office: $829m WW
Awards: 4 Academy Awards, out of 8 nominations; 3 BAFTA Awards; Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
BOT History: #2, Top Movies of 2010; #14 (2012), #24 (2013), #10 (2014), #22 (2016), #24 (2018), Top 100 Movies of All Time; #11, Top 100 Movies of the Century (2015); #8, Top 100 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time (2020)
Critic Opinion: “If Inception is a metaphysical puzzle, it's also a metaphorical one: It's hard not to draw connections between Cobb's dream-weaving and Nolan's filmmaking -- an activity devoted to constructing a simulacrum of reality, intended to seduce us, mess with our heads and leave a lasting impression. Mission accomplished.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
BOT Sez: “First viewing is a pretty intense and gripping experience, but the over-reliance on expository dialogue makes this one more of a chore to get through with repeat viewings. Some great performances from Leo and Tom Hardy, and JGL was fine as well. The 2nd half is still very entertaining for me to watch. Middle of the pack Nolan film. Fuck you Jake” - @MrPink
Commentary: As much of a turning point in Nolan's career as The Dark Knight, with him seizing the moment and immediately proving his bona fides as a creator of original blockbusters. A trickily structured blend of high-concept sci-fi action and heist movie, it became the talk of summer 2010 and allegedly baffled studio executives, whose ultimate takeaway from its enormous success was that it's okay to finance original nine-figure-budget tentpoles made by Nolan, but not so much those by anybody else.

 

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The Social Network remains an amazing movie but what's even more amazing about it today is looking back at all the mostly unknown young actors at the time who turned into stars after its release. Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Rooney Mara, Armie Hammer, and (even though she's in it for only five minutes) Dakota Johnson would all go on to become established names over the decade. I think that and Short Term 12 are gonna be the movies that people look back on as the movies of the 2010s that spawned so many future stars.

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10 minutes ago, Plain Old Tele said:

 In the 20s, I think. 

Jesus do you miss all your targets like this

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I'll admit, I'm not the biggest fan of Inception (although maybe it's due for another rewatch), but I can't deny Nolan's artistry as a director. Like that hallway sequence, absolutely blew my mind the first time I watched it. 

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1 minute ago, Jake Gittes said:

Jesus do you miss all your targets like this

 

Tele couldn't hit the broad side of a barn

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5 minutes ago, Jake Gittes said:

Jesus do you miss all your targets like this

Let’s ask Mrs. Tele.

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What a fuss. Only Spider Verse and Inside Out good so far in Top 10. Rest are 80-100 too high.

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3 minutes ago, charlie Jatinder said:

What a fuss. Only Spider Verse and Inside Out good so far in Top 10. Rest are 80-100 too high.

you sir complain too much. this is fun. I'm having fun. you should be having fun

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13 minutes ago, Jake Gittes said:

Jesus do you miss all your targets like this

Tele in other threads: Regular season Clayton Kershaw

 

Tele in this thread: Playoff Clayton Kershaw

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Just now, Cmasterclay said:

Tele in other threads: Regular season Clayton Kershaw

 

Tele in this thread: Playoff Clayton Kershaw


what in the fuck

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