Friday, February 09, 2007

The Squid & the Whale




Second time around for me was even more charming, unlike what I suspected after my first viewing, I still feel like this movies direction and cinematography underscore (not undermine) the story and the experience. The instability and insecurity of any point of view for ___ parallels the camera work, the flickering nostalgia of memory seems the guiding principle for art design and does a lot to make this film feel more personal, almost unguarded (which feels delightfully authentic -- the opposite of the feeling I get when I hear / read Noah Baumbach, the director playing a good interview -- he seems very meta...).

++++1/2