In my original ecstatic review of David Fincher‘s The Killer (10.15), I noted that it could be (or even appears to be) be a form of self-portraiture — a seeming reflection of Fincher’s basic nature as well as my own. Here’s how I put it:

Last night (Friday) Paul Schrader took a half-swipe at The Killer, allowing that while it’s technically impressive it’s mostly an example of a film being “all hat.” Schrader also noted that Michael Fassbender‘s constant narration makes him “the Chatty-Kathy of hit men.”

facebook commenter William Speruzzi took exception to Schrader’s “all hat” remark, stating in no uncertain terms that if Fincher has ever made a film about self-portrayal, The Killer is the strongest in this regard.