All About Eve

All About Eve ★★★★½

Mankiewicz's direction and screenplay here is straight up flawless. Can't seem to find a dull or uninteresting moment ever within its runtime and the details surrounding various characters and plot points are beyond crisp and lively. I guess I never really notice it unless it's too intrusive, but the narration here felt just right to set up and aid in the assembly of the narrative. The acting here is on another level, with Davis and Baxter giving two bombastically vibrant performances while everyone else doing a fantastic job of following suit and filling in the gaps. Timelessly acute, clever, and cunning on all fronts