The Woody tropes are there, including disdain for all things Los Angeles.
I view the new Woody Allen movie Café Society at the Spectrum Theatre. At the end of the film, the man in front of me asks, “That can’t be the end of it, can it?” The next day, The Wife sees the film, and she says pretty much the same thing.
Conversely, I enjoyed the ambiguity of the ending. I have had a few relationships like that.
I send off the package, downhearted, because librarians like to provide THE answer.
Mark Evanier pointed to what is likely Woody Allen’s first-ever podcast interview. (Likely because Woody has no idea what a podcast is, he noted.) I listened to it – it’s 35 minutes long – and I got one takeaway.
The interviewer asked him how he felt about that instant applause that established comedians get when doing stand-up. They don’t have to do anything except walk on stage; sometimes just having the name announced. Isn’t this just cheap applause? Continue reading “I’ll take the cheap applause”
The movie Magic in the Moonlight that was about sleight-of-hand was rather slight,
Wednesday night at the Spectrum Theatre in Albany, the Wife and I went to see Magic in the Moonlight. There are still several films we want to see, but at 97 minutes, this was the shortest; when you hire a child watcher, time is definitely money.