Review: “Café Society” (2016)

31 07 2016
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Movie Review: Café Society (2016) Directed by Woody Allen

25 07 2016

The famous CASABLANCA story is retold, Allen style

Source: Movie Review: Café Society (2016) Directed by Woody Allen





White City Cinema’s Michael Smith shows his appreciation for “Cafe Society” star Kristen Stewart

23 07 2016

Like many latter-day Woody Allen films, Café Society is a mixed bag. Genuine hilarity coexists with jokes that fall flat, scripted dialogue alternates between the reasonably naturalistic and the to…

Source: White City Cinema’s Michael Smith shows his appreciation for “Cafe Society” star Kristen Stewart





White City Cinema’s Michael Smith shows his appreciation for “Cafe Society” star Kristen Stewart

23 07 2016

Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle

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Like many latter-day Woody Allen films, Café Society is a mixed bag. Genuine hilarity coexists with jokes that fall flat, scripted dialogue alternates between the reasonably naturalistic and the tone deaf, and acting is all over the map. The film’s saving grace is a lead performance by Kristen Stewart, so winning in its “casual complexity and low-key intensity” (to borrow the subtitle of a recent Stewart profile in Film Comment by Northwestern professor Nick Davis) that it single-handedly elevates Café Society to the status of essential viewing for the summer movie-going season.

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