Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Stardust Memories

A comic director (Woody Allen)travels oversees to promote his latest attempt at serious filmmaking at an international festival and is bombarded by journalists, fans, and groupies heralding him as a genius while, back home he struggles with success, his melancholic girlfriend (Charlotte Rampling), and not being able to be taken seriously as himself. With Stardust Memories, Woody lays on the Fellini pretty thick, has a lot of ideas that aren't all necessarily tied together, and goes to very inward, autobiographical places, even for himself, but still tells a very funny, observant story while frequent collaborator Gordon Willis provides exquisite B&W cinematography.
*** out of ****