That’s it…Noah Baumbach’s White Noise is all but finished as a Best Picture winner, and the proof…okay, the suspicion is due to the enthusiastic, fair-minded Eugene Hernandez having selected it as the opening night film for the 60th New York Film Festival. Or so says David Poland, at least.

Writing on the wall, game possibly over, history of the Baumbach brand, etc.

Hernandez has done well, of course. White Noise is a good prestige-level score for the NYFF.