Watched Oct 08, 2011
Matthew Buchanan’s review:
Woody Allen’s take on the troubled love lives of neurotic New York intellectuals and the importance of making a little effort once in a while beat out Star Wars for Best Picture in its year of release. Watching it over 30 years later, its ground-breaking use of technique (subtitles, split screens, Allen’s frequent breaking of the fourth wall) must have seemed every bit as new as Lucas’s lightsabers and TIE fighters. The film that set the benchmark for the rest of Allen’s illustrious and devoted career.