The Departed and the 10 best movies of all time

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actors Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, winners for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Film for "La La Land", pose in the press room during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actors Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, winners for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Film for "La La Land", pose in the press room during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) /
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The Social Network

Next up, I’ve written about a film on this site before when talking about the best movies of the last 15 years, The Social Network.

The Social Network follows Mark Zuckerberg, who created a social media platform known as Facebook. He is then sued by the Winklevoss twins, who claim he stole the business from them and the co-founder he pinched out of business. The film was written by Aaron Sorkin, directed by David Fincher and starred Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake.

It is an absolute CRIME that this film didn’t win Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, or Best Achievement in Sound Mixing. Yet, I am still blown away by the fact that King’s Speech (Which isn’t a terrible film) won all the big Oscars that night. It is still one of Oscar’s nights that haunts me to this day.

Aaron Sorkin is one of the best screenwriters in Hollywood (minus last years Being the Ricardos). You are talking about a man that wrote Moneyball, The Newsroom, The West Wing, Molly’s Game, and, of course, this. It’s hard to pinpoint his best work, but damn, was his writing of The Social Network perfect.

One of the things I loved the most about Fincher’s direction in this film was that we hadn’t really seen out of him before. So it was a different type of way for us to fall even more in love with his work. But, the film also felt very much like a Fincher film which makes it even more poetic.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross brought us THE best score of the last 15 years that pulsates through my veins every time I watch the movie. It’s easily one of the most rewarding Oscar wins for a below-the-line category of my time.

The Social Network is pure MASTERPIECE of filmmaking that I love to revisit over and over again.