Why do I have a feeling Woody can film something like this without even knowing it's being filmed? "Café Society" is so tendered and polished it's fake, and has nothing really to say, much less something new. On the other hand, his fascination with Jazz era is always so sincere and joyous, one can't look away. Too bad it's only visual this time.
Woody Allen's best in a little while allows him to indulge his love of the Holywood golden years - all sun-kissed photography and period glamour. Eisenberg is fine, doing his best impression of his director but it is the magnetic KStew who really shines here. She is quickly become the best young actress working in the US today.
Sure, it's Woody Allen, and you only go and watch if you wish to enjoy the prose and the style. As it happen, I do. I enjoyed very much the idea of the old Hollywood, the lost Hollywood and also the idea of an alternate happy ending, as I understand it. I am loving ever more the performances of Kristen Stewart and even Jesse was good. The writing is superb, the tension of the end and the beautiful melancholy gets me.
Workmanlike Allen that passes the time amicably enough but doesn't linger especially in the mind. Never less than competent one admires the sheer factory-like momentum of Allen's creativity and you simply move on to the next one if the last failed to catch fire. The certainty of the past forty years for at least one Allen a year is going to be a bitter pill to swallow when the factory finally ceases production.
uncomfortable. really. with these divorces, cheating, and wrap these into style, gold or classy thing. y knw I started to hate "follow your heart or follow your will" kinda statement after watching this film, bcause I supposed it was a selfish act which you put aside an actually high value things in your life that you should be more grateful. life isn't just about happiness if u know what I mean..
Woody Allen's best film since Blue Jasmine or maybe even Match Point. Where was his screenplay Oscar nomination for this film? Where was the cinematography nomination? Maybe even a lead actor nod for Eisenberg and lead actress nod for Stewart. Allen masterfully captures a time, place, and feeling in this film as well as he did in Radio days. Great camera work, gorgeous cinematography, and a haunting ending.
Very pleasant bittersweet comedy, with all the elements so dear to Allen. Nothing new, but it is Stewart who brings fresh life and a welcomed fragility into her character. Shall we expect a couple of more opuses with her? Handsomely photographed, Allen still manages to touch us with his observation of love and human behaviour.