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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Magic in the Moonlight (Woody Allen)

Stanley is a magician who has dedicated his life to revealing fraudulent spiritualists. He plans to quickly uncover the truth behind celebrated scheming spiritualist Sophie. However, the more time he spends with her, the more he starts thinking that she might actually be able to communicate with the other world, but even worse, he might be falling in love with her.

Starring: Colin Firth, Simon McBurney, Catherine McCormack, Eileen Atkins, Hamish Linklater, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver

Why I loved this film: I have been gradually becoming a fan of Woody Allen over the years and I must say this is yet another masterpiece by one of the greatest American directors.
Like the master magician here played so brilliantly by Colin Firth, Allen manages to use illusion to keep you guessing the outcome. But like an artist, he is also as enthralled as we are, as lost in the journey, as anxious about the question of life's purpose. Once again, Woody Allen proves that he is both right and wrong in his cynical outlook on life, that rationality and irrationality can coexist perfectly, that one cannot judge or evaluate the other fairly as neither has a framework to understand the other, within this absurd, emotional, light yet great work of cinematic art.

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