Random Factoid #182

26 01 2010

My one literary purchase while in Argentina: a magazine called “El Amante Cine (The Cinema Lover).”

The magazine is basically designed for cinephiles, written by cinephiles.  This made it especially difficult to read, seeing as some of the pieces dealt with schools of film criticism.  I find myself struggling with these concepts in English, and trying to understand them in another language was extremely difficult.

The issue I got jumped out at me because “Avatar” graced the cover.  The issue was the yearly wrap-up edition.  Their nearly unanimous worst movie of 2009?  “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” one of my all-time favorites and five best of 2008 according to the Academy Awards.