For some reason I got thinking about THE FOUNDER again today and what an underappreciated gem that is. It really functions as a companion piece to THE SOCIAL NETWORK, and how if I were in charge of a rep house, you could do a whole series about the intersection between capitalism, corruption, and American exceptionalism, particularly in the 21st century. Which led me to thinking of what other movies you could put in that series. Thinking 2000 onwards, which led me to:
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
AUGUST (an underrated indie with Josh Hartnett and David Bowie I really recommend)
THE BIG SHORT
And anyway, I thought it would be interesting to hear your ideas about film series that may have occurred to you; putting films in conversation with one another.