Saturday, December 27, 2008

'Curious Affairs' by movie critic Dan Cohen

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is a welcome departure for a director known for offbeat thrillers; David Fincher. It’s also a high point for Brad Pitt, and a nearly heroic gamble for the two studios behind it, Warner and Paramount.

This is a quixotic, meditative movie with a sensibility unlike any other in recent memory. Its stubbornly adult story telling took me completely by surprise. A rambling fable about the fleeting nature of love and life, it's most effective in its quietest moments, which are many...

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