Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 263: Fri Sep 20

Fight Club (Fincher, 1999): Prince Charles Cinema, 3pm

This brilliant David Fincher film (now to be screened on 35mm) is on an extended as part of the season dedicated to the director at the Prince Charles Cinema. You can find the details of the other screenings of Fight Club here.

Chicago Reader review:
This exercise in mainstream masochism, macho posturing, and designer-grunge fascism (1999) is borderline ridiculous. But it also happens to be David Fincher's richest movie--not only because it combines the others (Alien 3SevenThe Game) with chunks of Performance, but also because it keeps topping its own giddy excesses. Adapted by Jim Uhls from Chuck Palahniuk's novel, this has something--but only something--to do with a bored Edward Norton encountering a nihilistic doppelganger (Brad Pitt) who teaches him that getting your brains bashed out is fun. Though you're barely allowed to disagree with him, your jaw is supposed to drop with admiring disbelief at the provocation, and the overall impression of complexity might easily be mistaken for the genuine article. In other words, this is American self-absorption at its finest.
Jonathan Rosenbaum 

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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