Tonight in DVR: Fincher’s Best

David Fincher and Jake Gyllenhaal (Getty Images)

David Fincher and Jake Gyllenhaal (Getty Images)

We’re here to tell you just how to set your DVR before heading out for drinks or dinner–or just watching something better on TV!

David Fincher narrowly missed out on his third Best Director nomination at the Oscars in four years for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo–but we’d argue his career renaissance began before his Oscar nominations, with 2007’s Zodiac. This film, starring peak Jake Gyllenhaal and a pre-comeback Robert Downey, Jr. (2007!) is a document of single-minded obsession, the one trait uniting a mysterious serial killer and the journalist pursuing him. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a rape-free synopsis of Dragon Tattoo–even the foggy, dark conditions are the same, as Zodiac swaps Sweden for San Francisco. It’s also by far the best thing anyone involved has ever done! (Okay, Jake’s not amazing, but by his standard–but he’s pretty good.)

Set your DVR for 10:30pm on IFC.