David Fincher is indisputably a gifted artist. Really, there's no contesting the fact that he's one of the best living directors film has to offer. Regardless of the material he's working with, he brings a shrewd intelligence and a meticulousness to the final product.
Presentation isn't everything, though. I found the material presented in Gone Girl to be objectionable and upsetting, not because I can't handle certain content (I absolutely can) but because of what can be read of the…