Sunday 1 June 2008
Fight Club 
A dark, visceral, hyperkinetic and violent psychological drama/thriller about the duality of human nature and the seedy underbelly lurking beneath an otherwise placid and manicured society, Fight Club was undoubtedly the best work of David Fincher – an important director to emerge in the tinseltown in the 90’s. The serio-comic tone of the brilliantly stylized movie is unmistakable, as is the apocalyptic stance of the characters. The fact that people hit each other in an underground fight club just to feel good, to purge the soul of stress, frustration, wrath, hopelessness, boredom and inactivity, feels like a thousand ton brick crashing on one’s head. Edward Norton, as the bored and mild natured man of the society, is in his elements as usual. However the show is dominated by Brad Pitt who has delivered the most defining role of his fine career as Norton's psychotic, domineering and cocky alter ego, who takes to violence as a vampire takes to blood. The climax of the movie was shocking enough to give a hard kick at the butt of even an ardent cinephile like me.
Director: David Fincher
Genre: Psychological Thriller/Urban Drama/Black Comedy