Director: David Fincher Run Time: 157 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2007
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Chloë Sevigny, Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch
David Fincher’s superb thriller Zodiac is a searing and singularly haunting examination of twin obsessions: one man’s desire to kill and another’s quest for the truth. The film is based on the true story of the notorious serial killer and the intense manhunt he inspired. Roger Ebert wrote that it, “is a police procedural crossed with a newspaper movie, but free of most of the cliches of either.” It follows how the case becomes an obsession for four men, including editorial cartoonist at the SF Chronicle Robert Graysmith, whose personal lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues. Sevigny’s character plays his intelligent wife who questions yet supports his unwavering quest.