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Monday, November 28, 2016

Café Society (Woody Allen)



In the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man.




Starring: Steve Carell, Sheryl Lee, Paul Schackman, Jeannie Berlin, Ken Stott, Richard Portnow, Jesse Eisenberg, Sari Lennick, Stephen Kunken, Corey Stoll, Kristen Stewart, Don Stark, Gregg Binkley, Anthony DiMaria, Parker Posey, Paul Schneider, Shae D'lyn, Lev Gorn, Steve Rosen, Douglas McGrath, David Pittu, Taylor Carr, Debra Lord Cooke, Blake Lively, Rob Ashkenas, Armen Garo, Sebastian Tillinger, Bettina Bilger, Tony Sirico

My thoughts on this film: An upbeat young man falls in love with a girl in 1930s Hollywood. This movie combines a perfect balance between cinematography and tone, and the acting brings to life the superb emotive dialogue that is the driving force for the narrative. The 1930s world built by Allen is fantastic as is the chemistry between the two leads, Eisenberg and Stewart. Supporting characters are effectively used to develop the story as they contend with real world issues and the existential questions that keep us awake at night. A round of applause, once again, for Woody Allen who has shown us that he is truly one of the greats of cinema. Bravo!

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