Category The Director’s Chair

The Hitchcock Comedy You’ve Never Seen

MR. AND MRS. SMITH (1941) All right, readers, I’ve finally watched all of Alfred Hitchcock’s American movies. Though I’m surprised it took this long, I never went near 1941’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith until now. Out of 53 full-length movies, this comes in at #26, the end of his first half, in a way. He’d […]

The Director’s Chair: David Fincher

The first trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl went online this morning, and despite the optimistic cover of “She,” the director’s trademark ominous sensibilities are in plain sight. Yes, David Fincher’s Gone Girl is the right billing, though Gillian Flynn obviously wrote the book. Fincher works best at reinventing pulp novels like House of Cards and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, submerging […]