<p>Although we reported on the <em>The Social Network</em> in last week's forecast, we thought we should remind y'all that it's now in wide release as opposed to just being the opening film at the NYFF (where only cultured people with disposable income and subscriptions to the New Yorker can attend). Last time we reported that it had a 100% on metacritic, which considering it was only seen by 8 critics, it was bound to go down. After 28 other critics saw the movie, the score did go down...to effin' 98%. Heralded foreign films and darling indies don't even get that, and this was a studio film, so you should probably see it...now. </p><p></p>It's usually more fun to quote the scathing reviews because of how clever and witty they are, but there really aren't any bad reviews for this movie, so we'll quote a positive one. Joshua Rothkopf from <a href="http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/film/89436/the-social-network-film-review">Time Out New York</a> says: "Itâs a grandly entertaining reminder of everything we used to go to the movies for (and still canât get online): sparkling dialogue, thorny situations, soulful performances, and an unusually open-ended and relevant engagement with a major social issue of the day: how we (dis)connect. Forget about damage controlâif I were billionaire site exec Mark Zuckerberg, Iâd be down on my knees in gratitude for an origin story this brainy, suggestive and, yes, flattering. Sort of.<p></p>"Sex, money, Jewish paranoia, algorithmsâthis is merely the movieâs first half hour. <em>The Social Network</em> zings along like nothing attempted since the heady days of Paddy Chayefsky. (We might be looking at the heir to his darkly dazzling <em>Network</em>.) Splitting into deft complexity, Sorkinâs tale toggles to ominous legal conference rooms, developing a pair of shoulder angels for Mark to hear out: his betrayed cofounder, Eduardo (Garfield, the heart of the film); and larky Napster flirt Sean Parker (Timberlake), inviting him to dream bigger. Never preachy, the film becomes a referendum on pushy ambition, both in business and private matters, thatâs the signature of Facebook itself, turning a nation of users into self-promoters. These characters will, one day, be us: alienating our 'friends' while linking with the world. Do movies ever attempt to analyze the entire weave of life? Now they do."