david fincher's The Social Network
I'm gonna admit, I'm finding myself a little bit nerdy-excited about the movie that traces Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook at Harvard. Its subject would be enough for me, but the story-telling appears human and dark, with some colorings of a modern-day Dead Poet's Society + outlines of John Grisham. Nice. And most of all, as art begins to tell stories with social media woven through them, it will give us the perspective to start to lay aside basic myths (e.g. "online creates a fake virtual community"), and start to understand what's really occurring. The artists, McLuhan always said, are the only ones who can see it when it's happening. Everyone else either pays attention to them, or must wait until it becomes history.