THE SOCIAL NETWORK
8.30PM, GO! ★★ ★ ★
This masterful, contentious and gripping biopic of Facebook web tycoon Mark Zuckerberg ( expertly portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg) downloads us deep inside the control- alt- delete mind of its subject. You can hit the escape key all you want. You won’t be able to get away. Acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin ( TV’s The West Wing) cleverly splits the Zuckerberg story into duelling before- and- after morality tales. Inter- cut with a meteoric rise to internet billionairedom is a series of lawsuits suggesting Zuckerberg swiped his big idea from smaller minds. A provocative commentary on the ever- widening gap between the online world and the real world.