February 23-March 1: Including Woody Allen: A Documentary and Shame

By Fiona Rae In TV Films

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14th February, 2013
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (TV2, 8.30pm). Forrest Gump screenwriter Eric Roth adapts a short story by F Scott Fitzgerald and the results are not even a box of chocolates. Through the magic of CGI and prosthetics, Brad Pitt ages backwards, covering a period from 1918 to 2005. He meets Cate Blanchett in the middle, but the film, directed by the usually unsentimental David Fincher, is so long and teary you’ll feel like a baby Brad Pitt by the end of it. (2008) *** Martha ...

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