“Fight Club”: The Best 90s Movie

Warning: This review contains spoilers.

When I first saw David Fincher’s 1999 satire Fight Club as a teenager, I wanted to believe it was the best movie ever made; one of the first film criticism essays I ever wrote was in defense of this opinion and I thank God no trace of it survives. Today, while I wouldn’t say this is a better film than, say, Blade Runner or The Night of the Hunter, it is among their ranks and I feel comfortable considering it perhaps the finest film to emerge from the twentieth century’s final decade. To explain why I still feel this way, I’ll have to…