Mineshaft Gap

It's a screening log, no more no less. Maybe I'll have something interesting to say one of these days...

It's in the Subtext.

Noah Baumbach's The Squid and the Whale is a masterstroke of show don't tell. That is an amazing feat for a film concerned with wordy intellectuals and their downfall. Daniels and Linney are getting most of the acclaim, and rightly so, but it is Jesse Eisenberg that really steals the show. He is a wonderful director surrogate, and fits in with Antoine Doinel in honest portrayls of a director's youth.

Baumbach may only win writing awards at the end of the year, but his film is moving, funny and amazing.

Current 2005 Top 10:
1. A History of Violence
2. The Squid and the Whale
3. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
4. Brokeback Mountain
5. Broken Flowers
Grizzly Man
7. King Kong
8. Last Days
9. Hustle & Flow
10. The Constant Gardener

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