The Curious Case of Romance: Benjamin Button, and then Valkyrie

Inside a facade of cool detachment I am a soppy romantic, but towards the end of this review in Salon, I wonder, "how much romance can a person buy at the theatre."

Should I see this movie, now currently playing at our local(ish) theatre or not?

And then there is Valkyrie, a movie I might have seen before reading this review.


  1. I saw Valkyrie last night, and the one thing that really caught my eye was the film's focus (in a minor way) on the various character's handwriting and writing instruments. There were a variety of fountain pens and even woodcase pencils. I don't know enough to identify any of them, but as a budding stationery geek, I thought it was cool.

  2. Interesting! It might make it worth seeing the film to see the writing instruments.

    Thanks for letting me know.

    Happy New Year.

  3. I saw two reviews for Valkyrie - one good, one bad. I love Tom Cruise. I'll watch it.

    Bard Pitt movie? Always - not even a question.

  4. Let me know what you think if you see either soon.

    Haven't been much of a movie goer these days.