The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008 | 15 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008 | 11 Sep 2008 // 5:00 PM

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.


We All End Up in Diapers: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button | 29 Jul 2009 // 3:59 PM

Comparing the book to the film, it’s as if Fitzgerald laid just the foundation, and from that Roth built a multi-storied house.


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button | 23 Dec 2008 // 7:00 PM

It's an inelegant but provocative means to measure Benjamin and Daisy's ostensibly transcendent connection: as he grows young and she grows old, they share but a single moment when their bodies and visions and hopes can easily coincide.


'Benjamin Button' is Brilliant | 25 Dec 2008 // 6:00 AM

David Fincher is a god. Not a lesser deity, mind you, or some manner of false filmmaking prophet. No, this inside outsider may have gotten


Which road will Oscar take? ‘Benjamin Button,' ‘Slumdog' travel on two distinct paths | 15 Feb 2009 // 9:22 PM

New Orleans is 8,870 miles from Mumbai, India, as the crow flies. The Academy Award nominees for best picture set in those cities - "The Curious

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