Friday, 28 August 2015
Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone pair up in this latest offering from Woody Allen. It's a movie for those who like philosophy and Allen's dialogue-driven writing - and so may not be for everyone. It looks at some pretty deep themes - depression, existence, ethics. It's a clever story that is mostly unpredictable. Phoenix and Stone have some great chemistry between them and make the dialogue feel authentic. The writing is sharp and offbeat with a great jazz soundtrack - and there's a very surprising twist at the end. It is almost as though Allen has found a new burst of energy in this dark and humorous tale.