Friday, July 28, 2006
Woody Allen Back In Form With "Scoop"
Jack Mathews of the NY Daily News gets it just right in reviewing the forgettable (but not hatefully bad) new Woody Allen comedy "Scoop." Mathews says while everyone else thought "Match Point" was a return to form, he thinks "Scoop" is - not because it's good, but because it's bad and far more typical of the movies Woody has made for the past 15 years. Sad but true. (Mathews also seems to dismiss many of Woody's comedies throughout his career as weightless. That's going too far -- I think Hannah and Her Sisters, Purple Rose of Cairo, Annie Hall, Love & Death, Broadway Danny Rose, Radio Days and Zelig are sensational, while Manhattan, Crimes & Misdemeanors and Husbands and Wives are brilliant dramas. It's just getting harder and harder to remember how good Woody was with the bad films piling up.