Thursday, March 26, 2015


A television writer (Woody Allen) currently romancing a 17-year-old (Mariel Hemingway), frustrated with the inanity of his line of work, and whose ex-wife (Meryl Streep) left him for another woman, falls for his best friend's mistress (Diane Keaton). Allen's love letter to his city is humorous, deep, and distinctive, a film that lets you step outside yourself and into a another world, perhaps one that is miles away from your own, yet still containing characters with which you identify. It features Gordon Willis' beautiful black and white photography, and Allen's spectacular performance, something not commonly commented on in his movies, although his character's central relationship with a high school aged girl is disturbingly treated with levity or disregard.
*** 1/2 out of ****