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    Woody Allen film discussion

    Talk about his personal life should go here, so this thread is about his films.

    Woody Allen might be my favorite director. I think that all of his films are good. Even his lesser movies like Anything Else are fun and watchable.

    I just saw Cafe Society tonight and it was great, wonderfully written and cast. I saw Another Woman a few weeks ago and that was one of my favorites--very Bergman-esque. Wonder Wheel was great--loved the setting on Coney Island, Justin Timberlake and Kate Winslet were superb.

    Some of his movies I haven't seen in years, so I'm going over all of them again, about one a week.

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    I love so many of his more modern films, despite what a creep the dude is. Match Point is a major highlight. ScarJo is at peak sexiness in that one too. Vicky Cristy Barcelona was excellent and gorgeously shot on location, like most of his newer movies were. I saw pretty much every movie he's put out since then except for these last two. I liked each one. I enjoy how most of this newer stuff from him is simple light fare, and serves as a nice contrast to most other stuff that appeals to me in film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie solo View Post
    I love so many of his more modern films, despite what a creep the dude is. Match Point is a major highlight. ScarJo is at peak sexiness in that one too. Vicky Cristy Barcelona was excellent and gorgeously shot on location, like most of his newer movies were. I saw pretty much every movie he's put out since then except for these last two. I liked each one. I enjoy how most of this newer stuff from him is simple light fare, and serves as a nice contrast to most other stuff that appeals to me in film.
    I need to watch Vicky Cristina Barcelona and An Irrational Man--never saw either. Also, I know his most recent film, Rifkin's Festival, was released last year, but I don't see any release, via Amazon or Netflix.

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    I'm that weird guy who just doesn't get his sense of humor. The off-putting nature of his movies has nothing to do with his personal life for me, but maybe like so many other things it'll just click with me at some point. I honestly haven't seen enough. I've seen Deconstructing Harry, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Love & Death, and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex. People say I need to see Annie Hall

    If there's a better recommendation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    I'm that weird guy who just doesn't get his sense of humor. The off-putting nature of his movies has nothing to do with his personal life for me, but maybe like so many other things it'll just click with me at some point. I honestly haven't seen enough. I've seen Deconstructing Harry, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Love & Death, and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex. People say I need to see Annie Hall

    If there's a better recommendation?
    I'm kinda in your boat but I remember Sleeper being pretty funny. Been ages since I've watched it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    I'm that weird guy who just doesn't get his sense of humor. The off-putting nature of his movies has nothing to do with his personal life for me, but maybe like so many other things it'll just click with me at some point. I honestly haven't seen enough. I've seen Deconstructing Harry, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Love & Death, and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex. People say I need to see Annie Hall

    If there's a better recommendation?
    For his "serious" movies, I'd check out Another Woman and Match Point, two of his best films. For his comedies, Love & Death, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask), and Sleeper are classics. I also really liked Melinda and Melinda, which was an interesting movie--two narratives of the same story, one a drama and the other a comedy.

    Need to see Annie Hall again.
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    I LOVE “Annie Hall,” I’ve seen it NUMEROUS times and love it more every time. My absolute favorite. I have just as many lines from “Annie Hall” in my head as I do from “The Godfather.”

    There’s a spider in your bathroom the size of a Buick.



    I also really LOVE “Midnight in Paris,” I could watch that forever and never tire of it.

    I love “Love and Death” a LOT.

    I prefer the Allen / Keaton films, obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    I'm that weird guy who just doesn't get his sense of humor. The off-putting nature of his movies has nothing to do with his personal life for me, but maybe like so many other things it'll just click with me at some point. I honestly haven't seen enough. I've seen Deconstructing Harry, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Love & Death, and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex. People say I need to see Annie Hall

    If there's a better recommendation?
    Match Point is fantastic imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self.Destructive.Pattern View Post
    Match Point is fantastic imo.
    Great film. I also really liked Cassandra's Dream. The film (along with Crimes and Misdemeanors) had similar themes--how murder would weigh on one's conscience, but the reviews were kind of harsh. I feel that film critics tend to be grade Allen's films harshly, or are harder on him than other filmmakers.

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