However, director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, who is also an avid movie buff, has a strong opinion: according to him, the best film of the past decade (2010-2019) is “The Social Network” by director David Fincher.
“Number 1 is because it’s the best, that’s all! It crushes any competition,” Tarantino was quoted as saying by the French newspaper Premiere.
Fincher’s 2010 film traces the creation of the social network Facebook and its subsequent rise. At the center of the plot, of course, is Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg), portrayed here as a controversial figure. Other well-known names in the cast include people such as Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara and Army Hammer. The screenplay is by Aaron Sorkin.
Tarantino defended his choice, arguing that Sorkin was one of the greatest screenwriters of our time. He cites as an example his series The Newsroom with Jeff Daniels, which Tarantino says has watched each episode several times.
While many are likely to dispute the director’s claim to “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” the fact is that “The Social Network” was well received by audiences and critics. The film won Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay, Editing and Music. He was nominated for a total of eight awards, including Best Picture, where he lost to The King’s Speech.
Continuing to modestly miss his own work, Tarantino ranked Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” second among the films of the decade.