Thursday, July 28, 2016

Café Society (2016)

Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Corey Stoll, Parker Posey, Blake Lively, Anna Camp, Sheryl Lee, Tony Sirico, Woody Allen (voice). 96 min. Rated PG-13. Comedy/Romance.

There are old directors out there that make you wish you'd have such acumen (of any kind) when you grow to the same age. One of them is Woody Allen. There's no doubt that Vittorio Storaro's enchanting cinematography (with his 1930's orange and yellow hues) is the ringleader here. There's no doubt that both Eisenberg and Stewart portray exactly how it feels to be in the relationship shown in this story. But I'm baffled at how good Allen is at playing this out, and how he hasn't lost his magic touch after making more than 50 movies.

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