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  • Review: The Great Hack will make you want to delete your Facebook account, data, self

    Movie Review | Becky Suter | 4th August 2019

    Facebook went downhill as soon as your mum signed up. The day she arrived with her Farmville requests and then started phoning you in the middle of a work day asking why you hadn't yet taken the "Which Shoe Are You?" personality quiz, it was in decline. And not just because it was irritating when she (or it could have been your dad, I don't know your family) would wish people a happy birthday by commenting on old posts they'd made about broken dishwashers five years ago, or confusing the search bar with their status update ("Ma Suter is tesco opening times christmas thank you"). It went downhill because she, and then the rest of us by default, put weapons into the hands of people who wanted to spark a culture war and now we cannot guarantee fair elections worldwide.

  • Catfish

    Movie Review | Ali | 19th December 2010

    If you want to get the best out of Catfish, stop reading this review immediately and just go see it - it's in cinemas and available to watch online now. The movie's marketing team know an enigmatic approach is key, as its ads suggest you "don't let anyone tell you what it is" a la Psycho - the first hint you're in for a surprise that's nasty and nice in equal measure.

  • The Social Network

    Movie Review | Ali | 16th October 2010

    The Social Network is not a movie that sounds good on paper. The origin story of Facebook, the most ubiquitous website on the web? David Fincher ditching his serial killer chic to focus on an internet start-up? Starring Justin Timberlake? Dammit, where's the 'dislike' button on this thing...

  • Another trailer for The Social Network

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 30th July 2010

    Fincher's Facebook odyssey gets a fourth trailer. Trail much?

  • Trailer: The Social Network

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 15th July 2010

    Judging by the accompanying track, 'Creep' by Radiohead, I think it's fair to say this movie about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will not be fair and balanced.

  • Facebook movie The Social Network gets trailer, wall posts

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 10th July 2010

    David Fincher's story of how Facebook was founded has got another trailer. Worth a poke.

  • Facebook: The Movie has a poster - View/Ignore?

    Movie News | Ali | 21st June 2010

    I'm still waiting for the MySpace movie, directed by Brett Ratner.