Thursday, September 10, 2015
Movie review - "Annie Hall" (1977) ***** (watching it again)
It still holds up so well - it's so amazingly good, energetic and funny and fresh. His later works are so lethargic in comparison. I think this is where it all came together for him - developing his technique, then working on something really personal. Classic line upon classic line - my grandmother was too busy being raped by Cossacks, you look like the wife of an astronaut, I'm into leather. It's moving and lovely and superb. Allen repeated it lots of times in later films - he was forever making movies about him educating a younger woman who left him - but here it's a treat.