I created this blog to write about smaller movies I find on Netflix Instant, but every so often the Streaming Gods smile upon us. Such as today when I found out that one of my favorite movies, Zodiac (2007), was made available today on Instant. Directed by David Fincher, written by the guy who recently penned, uh, White House Down, and starring Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, and Mark Ruffalo, Zodiac is mesmerizing, creepy and, yes, sometimes meandering. Those who criticise the film usually find fault with this last quality. But, i believe that the film’s wanderings add something to the viewing experience. By taking us down all sorts of paths and myriad leads (some not what they seem), Fincher successfully immerses us in this great mystery. So that by the time we see Robert Downey sitting at his desk near the end, looking sleep deprived, and no doubt a little loopy, we are right there with him. That, my friends, is how you should feel after a thriller like Zodiac. *****
Zodiac Now Available for Netflix Streaming!