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  • Irrational Man

    Irrational Man


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is really just an inversion of Crimes and Misdemeanors, as far as taking-action-in-your-life-in-the-form-of-murder movies go. This is hardly comparable to that one, but it’s an unfair comparison. For it to even be mentioned in the same sentence as maybe Allen’s greatest film is quite the compliment. This just doesn’t have the formal finesse and beautiful structuring of that one. But it is compelling, and it is shocking when it wants to be. Phoenix and Allen are just a fascinating…

  • The Cocoanuts

    The Cocoanuts


    This drifts into a not inconsiderable amount of tedium — the musical numbers and love story nearly derail the entire thing — but for what it’s trying to do, I suppose it does a pretty fine job. The dance sequences are shot with enough flair to not be entirely boring, but it’s hard not to be disappointed each time a new one starts. There is a 70 minute movie in here begging to escape and it hangs heavy over every…

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