Archive for September 15th, 2013

Movie Mayhem – Blue Jasmine

I’ve never quite understood Woody Allen’s neurotically nerdy attraction that, as an actor, he carries with unmitigated success. His entire persona always felt too annoying for my taste, and because of that, I could never really appreciate his work as a writer and a director. But in recent years, as Allen has chosen to take a step back and present his stories without this distraction—basically allowing for others to represent his essence—I’ve been able to see what a true master he is at controlling a film and creating vivid, extremely flawed characters that are relatable even as they are incredibly frustrating. His newest film, Blue Jasmine is no exception. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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