The Building Case Against Benjamin Button
Though I haven't wavered from my original opinion of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — and heard ripples of shared astonishment over the film's 13 Oscar nominations — it's sometimes reassuring to get backup on one's unpopular opinion.
Ran across this conversation between New York Times critic A.O. Scott and New Yorker's David Denby thanks to a terrific article in the L.A. Times on film criticism and, peripherally, the Academy Awards.
Columnist Patrick Goldstein more thoroughly summarizes the critics' debate on The Charlie Rose Show last Friday, as well as includes the full segment of Scott and Denby's appearance.
Here's an abbreviated clip, which includes Denby's spot-on observation about Daisy's infatuation with Benjamin: "I don't know what she's in love with except that beautiful shell."