July 24, 2011

The Tree of Life, or how to fail at the impossible

The world is whole beyond human knowing. -Wendell Berry The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s latest creation, is years in the making, its genesis dating before distribution of his last movie, The New World, in 2005. Having already generated a substantial amount of ink in the media, and hot on the heels of its highly publicized win of the Palme […]
March 26, 2010

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher, 2008)

WHAT IT IS: This is the unusual story of Benjamin Button, who was gifted (cursed?) with the ability to age backwards. HOW IT IS: With this screenplay, Eric Roth re-examines familiar territory: the fantastic biopic. Roth is an impressive screenwriter, with to his credit classics like Munich, The Insider and Forrest Gump. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button exudes the […]