Thursday, September 28, 2017

Woody Allen's Three Tops

For the first time in many years I watched Woody Allen's 1989 masterwork Crimes and Misdemeanors. "Masterwork" I confirmed last night.

I thought highly of Crimes when I first saw it way back but now I put it right up with my favourite Allen pictures: Annie Hall and Manhattan.

The filmmaking is impressive; the way that two story lines are streamed, intermixed, and resolved. Resolutions sitting comfortably in realism. Yes, what is morality? Its malleability is troubling.

However, Allen finds the funny moments that sprinkle life. It's not all bad, right?

When Woody Allen is performing at artistic peaks he is all but untouchable.

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