not going to rate this one here but keaton was easily the best part of the movie. her line readings were genius and her singing unforced and affecting. this movie doesn’t sit nicely with woody allen’s reputation as creepy adult man—the opening scene with the kids, especially putting the bit about being into leather into the mouth of a child, made me very uneasy, and the moment with his friend and the two sixteen year olds near the end was…
it was a treat for the senses but not much more than that. this kind of thing is fun to look at but not why i love movies. honestly just don’t expect me to root for a john or admire that super creepy artist with the young live-in muse who looks about fifteen. but i loved the colors, composition, concentric circles around the headlights, fashion, some of the music. it just didn’t really move me or excite me in any meaningful way.
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this movie absolutely blew me away. only things that kept it from being truly perfect for me were the over-explaining scene at the end and the fact that the mother’s voice was not more creatively done. every other aspect was full-on stunning.
wow! this was a very satisfying experience. i was scratching my head as to why grace kelly’s two partners became attracted in the first place to a woman who clearly displays no affinity for critical thought whatsoever—she never once suspected her husband?!—but then i read all the reviews by men making special note of grace kelly’s beauty and well the short version of the story is i’m apparently gay enough to not be impressed by a beautiful woman and not…