So now I’m a movie critic…

Which is not a particularly bad gig. You get to pretend to be all erudite and learned as you basically sit around and watch movies. Then you get to write fun little nibbles of commentary, like this:

Stories about captains of industry rarely make for great films – the indulgent Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator being a prime indication – but The Social Network is a standout exception. Almost documentary-like at times, this gripping account of online media wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg and the dawning days of Facebook draws its strength from Jesse Eisenberg’s searing portrayal of the Facebook founder as a caustic, relentless imperialist on a mission. The eye for detail is superb, as director David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) creates dead-on depictions of two distinctly opposing cultures – the entrenched elitism of Harvard University and the anything-goes environment of Silicon Valley in full entrepreneurial gore. Writer Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, Charlie Wilson’s War) is masterful once again.

You can read a few more of these in Mediacom’s Pause Magazine. Go to page 10 on the flip-book thingy.