The Social Network (1902)
Just a damn good time at the movies.
This is proper masculinity porn with all of Guy Ritchie's hallmarks:
• Quirky dialogue spoken by a talented cast, all playing enormous, larger-than-life criminals.
• Exceptional, well-paced editing
• Great soundtrack
• Dark, insensitive humor
• Another great chase sequence
• Immaculate wardrobe and production design
It's far from being perfect, but it's exactly what it aims to be: witty entertainment.
However, it's bittersweet because it's also the same song that Guy Ritchie has been coming back to for the last 20+ years.
But god damn if this isn't one of his best outings.
I find that the best stand-up comedians (and this is purely preference/taste) always tend to be writers of social observations. They see the exact same things as the rest of us, reinterpret it, and throw it back at the audience in a new light, ideally for laughs.
I don’t always laugh at everything Dave Chappelle says, nor do I agree on every point he makes (politically correct, or not), but I can always expect that what I’m hearing is honest and…
A rewatch inspired by Quentin Tarantino's recent appearance on the Rewatchables Podcast where he lists this as his #2 favorite film of the 2010's. I highly recommend giving it a listen as well as a fresh look at this film if you haven't lately.