Fight Club (1999)
A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.
Dual Identity Movies
The director of Seven and The Game for the first time finds subject matter audacious enough to suit his lightning-fast visual sophistication, and puts that style to stunningly effective use.
A wickedly funny assault on the soul-destroying nature of 20th-century consumerism
The Fight Club is a memorable and superior motion picture - a rare movie that does not abandon insight in its quest to jolt the viewer.
It s about being young, male and powerless against the pacifying drug of consumerism. It s about solitude, despair and bottled-up rage... It s about daring to imagine the disenfranchised reducing the world to rubble and starting over.
Affliction is a better film, because it brings us into the hearts and minds of its characters rather than just bludgeoning us with its visions.