For my money, Quentin Tarantino is one of the five or so most important directors working today, as he’s one of the few guys in Hollywood who is essentially given a black check to bring his ideas to life.
Tarantino isn’t the only one running in that crew, though, as the likes of Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and David Fincher all rank up there with QT, which is what makes it so cool to see one film legend pay respect to another.
In a recent interview with the French outlet Premiere, Tarantino identified David Fincher’s 2010 drama about the rise of Facebook as the best movie of the last decade.
In a new interview with Premiere, Tarantino says David Fincher’s 2010 Facebook drama crushes all of its competitors and calls screenwriter Aaron Sorkin “the greatest active dialogist.”
Tarantino said, “It’s ‘The Social Network,’ hands down. It is number one because it’s the best, that’s all! It crushes all the competition.” [via IndieWire]
Tarantino identifying The Social Network as his favorite movie of the 2010s just a few months after he told The Ringer that Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk was the second-best film of the decade.
For what it’s worth, The Social Network — while not my favorite movie of all-time — certainly cracks my Top 10. It’s a masterclass in pacing and narrative structure. If it were up to me, I’d get the entire team behind the film back together to make a sequel about the subsequent decade at the company.
The Social Network is currently streaming on Netflix. (P.S. you can find my Top 10ish favorite movies of all-time below)
Ital’s Favorite Movies of All-Time
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Dark Knight
Blade Runner 2049
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Social Network
Guardians of the Galaxy
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him firstname.lastname@example.org