Manhattan
First screened in 1996 or 1997, I think / Most recently screened in July 2016
Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Anne Byrne Hoffman, Karen Ludwig, Damion Scheller, Wallace Shawn, Bella Abzug, Karen Allen, David Rasche, Frances Conroy, Mark Linn-Baker. Screenplay: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman.

Twitter Capsule: Zippy exchanges, satin images stitched to Allen's biggest, grossest boast—or is it critique?—of his yen for young women.

VOR:   A touchstone in Allen's important career, and in worthy debates about his legacy. Sonically and visually auspicious. Coined a new kind of melancholy romanticism in U.S. cinema.



Photo © 1979 United Artists

Not yet reviewed in full. B

(whenever I first saw it: A, then for a while A–)


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Mariel Hemingway
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actress (Streep; also cited for Kramer vs. Kramer and The Seduction of Joe Tynan)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Director (tie); Best Supporting Actress (Streep; also cited for Kramer vs. Kramer and The Seduction of Joe Tynan)
National Board of Review: Best Picture; Best Supporting Actress (Streep; also cited for Kramer vs. Kramer and The Seduction of Joe Tynan)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Picture; Best Screenplay
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Foreign Language Film

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