Punch-drunk on more than a little of the pre-millennial tension that pervaded many 1999 releases, David Fincher‘s “Fight Club” is the cinematic battle cry of a male-dominated society emasculated by a consumerist culture that threatens to turn all of us into Starbucks drinkers and IKEA customers, the only escape from which is to literally punch oneself in the face. The Narrator (Edward Norton) is burned out at 30, sleepwalking through his job as an insurance investigator and dreaming of a life of … well, anything, really; things go from interesting to downright anarchic after he meets Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter), another lost soul searching for a true human connection … and Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a self-styled rabble-rouser with whom he co-founds the title organization. Soon, a bunch of guys beating the holy hell out of each other in the basement of a dive bar escalates into a full-blown terrorist group called Project Mayhem, and let all those banks, credit card companies and chain stores beware. Based on Chuck Palahniuk’s debut novel, “Fight Club” has since become a cult classic after being a bit too much for everyone upon its initial theatrical release. – IFC Staff