Movie Diary 12/18/2008

The Spirit (Frank Miller, 2008). In this case not only the flesh is weak. (full review 12/25)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher, 2008). Like Hitchcock, Fincher seems attracted to the idea of making a film because of a technical challenge: a story set entirely within a house, or a procedural whodunit that never unmasks the guilty party. This is one of those, and technically, it dazzles.  I wonder what it’s about. (full review 12/25)