Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Jamie Blackley
Directed By: Woody Allen
Running Time: 95 minutes
UK Release Date: Out Now
BBFC Certificate: 15
It’s not easy being a Woody Allen fan these days. Although he has not actually been in any of his own films for a full decade now, his very name inspires revulsion in many people. The 21st century has certainly not been a good one for him so far. True, Midnight In Paris five years ago was a genuine delight and according to some reports is the highest grossing of the films he has directed. Vicky Christina Barcelona was plenty of fun. But that’s it really.
To be a Woody Allen fan these days is a bit like being a Labour Party supporter or someone who reads every book by Stephen King. One spends all one’s time reminding people how much better things have been in the past. It is true. But, harping on about how good The Shining or Manhattan or the Good Friday Agreement were cannot conceal the fact that things aren’t good now. [Read more…]