David Fincher's new movie, "Zodiac", is based on the killer who went by the same name who is credited with several murders in the San Francisco area in the late 60s. Fincher did the visually stylish and improbable thriller "Se7en" and the dizzyingly stylish and over-the-top "Fight Club". By all indications, "Zodiac" is shot with less verve but comes across with more impact because of its subject, and I get the feeling this will establish Fincher as a go-to helmer for mainstream pictures.
Adam Kempenaar and Sam Van Hallgren discuss "Zodiac" over at Filmspotting, and you can tell this movie impressed them -- they speak of it in almost hushed tones.
Also, the guys briefly discuss "Black Snake Moan", which opens this weekend -- they're calling it one of the most exciting movies of the year -- from what I've seen I have to agree. And, a look back at the Oscars.