Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The Squid and the Whale
Have you heard about this movie? I can't wait to see it. Noah Baumbach helped write "The Life Aquatic" and made "Kicking and Screaming" (not last year's blockbuster about football) about 7 years ago, which is one of my favorite movies about life at a small liberal arts college. It stars one of my favorite actors, Chris Eigeman, who, like myself, went to Kenyon College. Baumbach also wrote a hilarious Tom Cruise send-up for the New Yorker recently, told from the point of view of Tom Cruise's dog (find it here: http://www.newyorker.com/shouts/content/articles/050725sh_shouts). He made two other movies. I haven't seen "Highball", but "Mr. Jealousy" is pretty poor. Anyway, this movie will most likely prove to be his breakthrough film, much like "Rushmore" was for Wes Anderson. Check out the trailer.
The Squid and the Whale (official website) --
Posted by John Zahl at 3:13 PM