Café Society
First screened in June 2016
Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Jeannie Berlin, Ken Stott, Corey Stoll, Parker Posey, Paul Schneider, Anna Camp, Stephen Kunken, Tony Sirico, Sari Lennick, Brendan Burke, Edward James Hyland, Gabriel Millman, Saul Stein, Craig Walker, Sheryl Lee, Douglas McGrath, David Pittu, Paul Schackman, Todd Weeks. Screenplay: Woody Allen.

Twitter Capsule: Why can't Allen fear mediocrity as much as mortality? Cast feels ready to do more. Good bits make lamer ones feel sad.

VOR:   Likely to be remembered for Storaro's digital photography, though even this I found awkward, pushing colors to read "cinematically." Has its defenders, but middle-of-the-pack.



Photo © 2016 Lionsgate/FilmNation Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C


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