David Fincher‘s magnificently obsessive new film, Zodiac, tracks the story of the serial killer who left dead bodies up and down California in the 1960s and possibly the ’70s, and that of the men who tried to stop him,” says N.Y. Times critic Manohla Dargis in today’s edition. “Set when the Age of Aquarius disappeared into the black hole of the Manson family murders, the film is at once sprawling and tightly constructed, opaque and meticulously detailed. It’s part police procedural, part monster movie — a funereal entertainment that is an unexpected repudiation of Fincher’s most famous movie, the serial-killer fiction Seven, as well as a testament to this cinematic savant’s gifts.”