A Rainy Day in New York (Woody Allen, 2019)

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Re: A Rainy Day in New York (Woody Allen, 2019)

#126 Post by knives » Tue May 21, 2019 10:29 am

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Tue May 21, 2019 8:11 am

American liberals (the only people here who care about WA either way) are going through a “thing” these past couple of years. It’s been very strange, particularly when I talk to European friends who are just constantly perplexed.
Yeah, A Mancunian (he'd hate me calling him that) friend of mine who came stateside recently couldn't stop talking about the various extremities without thought he found in America.


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Re: A Rainy Day in New York (Woody Allen, 2019)

#128 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:07 pm

A lot of discussion going on in social media land about how Timothée Chalamet's character in the film is named "Gatsby Welles," which, all respect to Allen, is the wildest shit I've ever heard

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#129 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:09 pm

No one tell Film Twitter about Groucho Marx’s character names

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#130 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:13 pm

I knew you'd have a defense of this terrible character name! It's horrible on a number of levels if the tone of the film is as sincere as it seems in the trailer, but maybe it'll be an out and out farce and all will be forgiven

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Re: A Rainy Day in New York (Woody Allen, 2019)

#131 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:21 pm

I mean, it’s a dumb name, but not to any degree that I think it’s worth mocking it, especially since we don’t know how his character comes off (it may be justified in highlighting Chalamet’s pomposity, or evidence of his parents passing on literary aspirations, or so on). This isn’t like Arnold Schwarzenegger being called “Jericho Cane” or whatever— at least I hope!

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Re: A Rainy Day in New York (Woody Allen, 2019)

#132 Post by knives » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:46 pm

Frankly that's not even the weirdest name in an Allen drama.

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Re: A Rainy Day in New York (Woody Allen, 2019)

#133 Post by furbicide » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:24 pm

Seems some reviews are starting to roll in for this. The two big US trade publications loathe it, but a more positive report from Little White Lies. Like most, I find late Allen pretty hit and miss, but I'm not swayed by the harsher critiques (and, in any case, Mintzer's piece is little more than a hit job) – this one still sounds pretty enjoyable to me.

https://variety.com/2019/film/reviews/a ... 203313180/
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/revie ... ew-1234052
https://lwlies.com/reviews/a-rainy-day-in-new-york/

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Re: A Rainy Day in New York (Woody Allen, 2019)

#134 Post by Nasir007 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:09 pm

Lat period Woody Allen is so absolutely and utterly forgettable. I realized I have only seen Match Point, Midnight In Paris, Blue Jasmine and Cafe Society and I only liked Midnight in Paris. Only there did I feel like there was some spark of inspiration, the rest is a wasteland. For the last 2, I literally could not even recount the plot or even the general summary they are so forgettable.

If anything, Rainy Day seems a bit interesting based on the premise but I don't think I will ever watch it (not least because it will never be released in the US).

Though I will add - I absolutely love peak Woody Allen. His work in the late 70's and throughout the 80s is beyond outstanding.

I don't know how long his career will last but I would like to see an evaluation and maybe then I will dig through some of his late period films. Currently I feel like I couldn't be bothered.

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Re: A Rainy Day in New York (Woody Allen, 2019)

#135 Post by Rayon Vert » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:12 pm

Nasir007 wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:09 pm
but I would like to see an evaluation and maybe then I will dig through some of his late period films
Maybe this thread?

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Re: A Rainy Day in New York (Woody Allen, 2019)

#136 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:30 pm

Maybe try not making declarative statements if you haven't seen most of the movies you're talking about?

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Re: A Rainy Day in New York (Woody Allen, 2019)

#137 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:32 pm

Don’t be ridiculous, the Internet absolutely needed another voice chiming in to tell everyone that Woody Allen hasn’t done anything worth watching in years

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Re: A Rainy Day in New York (Woody Allen, 2019)

#138 Post by furbicide » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:21 am

A much more positive review from Screen Daily.

https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/a-r ... 86.article

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