One Good Movie - Simple
A weekly newsletter for movie lovers with taste but not much time.
I saw this week’s movie in the theater.
The sound design was worth the ticket.
It’s a riff on Jean-Pierre Melville’s classic Le Samouraï.
David Fincher takes his unique set of skills and bakes up a lean, mean, efficient revenge pic.
The approach is the opposite of John Wick's excess, but never less captivating.
Michael Fassbender is the mantra espousing McDonald’s eating hitman. An unreliable narrator who doesn’t stick to the plan.
The plot is straightforward. It’s a simple genre exercise; the spare and precise execution elevates the work.
A procedural about a perfectionist who is far from perfect. Sound like any creatives you know?
Add in commentary about late-stage capitalism, unparalleled technique, and black humor, and you have a terrific Friday night movie about sin and zero redemption.
Watch it on Netflix.
For more auteur genre exercises, check out Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, also featuring Fassbender.
A previous recommendation, The Driver, would make an excellent double feature.