Woody Allen: Film by Film Thread

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by RayS, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Claude

    Claude Senior Member

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    I'm looking forward to the new movie, although my expectation are not too high.

    I love Wallace Shawn. I hope his role is not the "Woody Allen alternate" type main lead who is talking and behaving like Woody Allen.
     
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  2. alexpop

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    My two favourites this century.

    Midnight In Paris

    Match Point.
     
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  3. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower Thread Starter

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    Fairly lumped ... quite fairly. :)
     
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  4. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    I'm not crazy about the trailer for the new movie. I was excited when I heard it was being filmed in San Sebastian and the scenery will be fantastic, but the story looks a bit dull to me. I could be wrong! Wallace Shawn is excellent, but isn't it kind of hard to believe he is married to Gina Gershon? I will still definitely watch it and always hope for the best. I still haven't seen the "A Rainy Day In New York". Where can I watch it?

    I thought "Wonder Wheel" was great and didn't understand all the negative reviews for it. Beautifully shot and wonderfully acted by Kate Winslet. I guess Justin was a bad casting choice, but he doesn't completely ruin the movie for me. I am now super annoyed with Kate and lost some respect for her. Really Kate?
     
  5. alexpop

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    Kate?
    She’s getting the publicity she wanted.
     
  6. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    Exactly. New movie coming out. Award talk. Better dump on Woody. Pathetic.
     
  7. alexpop

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    There’s a few actors that jumped the woody ship that have marred my appreciation for them now.

    But.. this chit chat perhaps better for another thread.
     
  8. John Lucey

    John Lucey Well-Known Member

    Is it one of his better lessers? Maybe a Greater Lesser? :p
     
  9. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    Look back a page or so and read my educated guess spoiler on the film, if you dare. Might change your mind...
     
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  10. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower Thread Starter

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    I think it is a great premise. The notion that the one character who believes in the dumbest things turns out the happiest is vintage Woody. I think it lost a lot in the execution.
     
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  11. John Lucey

    John Lucey Well-Known Member

    Fair enough. I do remember seeing it at the Landmark here in Bethesda, at the end of its pretty short run in theaters, and enjoying it/thinking it was better than I'd heard or anticipated.

    But a lot of this could be low expectations at the time and my shaky memory. I just re-watched Match Point for the first time since seeing it out in the theater--I'd forgotten many of the developments and when they happened in the picture.
     
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  12. mike s in nyc

    mike s in nyc Forum Resident

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    I think Rivkin's festival is opening in a few days? wonder what the initial impressions will be.
    and i'm really wondering how on earth those of us in the USA will be able to see it!
     
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  13. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    Prime.
     
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  14. John Lucey

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  15. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower Thread Starter

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  16. John Lucey

    John Lucey Well-Known Member

    Same with me on all counts...though there are a couple of Landmark Theaters here in the DC region and he's always seemed to have a following in this area. So I'm a little bit hopeful.
     
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  17. alexpop

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    Frankly.. she disgusts me.

    On a positive note.

    A Rainy Day In New York ☔️ get a U.S. release after two years.
     
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  18. John Lucey

    John Lucey Well-Known Member

    Any of you sly boots actually at the San Sebastian Film Festival? If so, let the rest of us know how the film turned out.
    :D
     
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  19. mike s in nyc

    mike s in nyc Forum Resident

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  20. John Lucey

    John Lucey Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much!

    From The Guardian: the summing up paragraph that is spoiler-free. Oh, and 3 stars out of 5.

    "...this fitfully entertaining film could be called adventurous, while the reliably cranky Shawn and a stately, vampish Gershon are clearly having a good time and letting us in on it. Allen may not have found any breakthrough inspiration, but Rifkin’s Festival at least has its riffs."
     
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  21. alexpop

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    Rating Wood Allen films in the 21stC.

    Match Point 10/10
    Midnight In Paris 9/10
    Scoop 8/10
    Curse Of The Jade Scorpion 7/10
    Vicky Christina Barcelona 6/10
    Cassandra’s Dream 6/10
    Blue Jasmine 8/10
    Magic In The Moonlight 7/10
    Cafe Society 6/10
     
  22. alexpop

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    Looks like a 7/10 ( to me ) least by going by the trailer.
     
  23. John Lucey

    John Lucey Well-Known Member

    Interesting list! Do you any have 10/10 from pre-2000?
     
  24. alexpop

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    Off the top of my head...

    Zelig 10/10
    Manhattan Murder Mystery 10/10
    Sleeper 8/10
    Play it Again Sam 10/10
    Annie Hall 8/10
    Stardust Memories 9/10
    Manhattan 9/10
    Broadway Danny Rose 10/10
    Shadows and Fog 8/10
     
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  25. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    Interiors 10/10
    Annie Hall 10/10
    Manhattan 10/10
     

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