20th Century Women (2016)

I wish this was a film made before film was even invented. This movie was as fast moving as a stalled-out car. None of the characters had moved forward in their lives and the relationships were really awkward and dumb. I hated the Gerwig & Crudup relationship and don’t even get me started on the main boy’s relationship with Elle Fanning. Talk about being a giant cuckold. The movie isn’t incredibly long, but it felt like it took centuries to go through. I wouldn’t recommend this at all unless you seek frustration.

0/100

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20th Century Women (2016)

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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Mama mia! This movie was also really good, and I may be unpopular with this opinion, but the sequel wasn’t as good as the original. I did love that they went back in time and gave us a glimpse of the Godfather in the past. De Niro was excellent as Don Vito. Al Pacino and Diane Keaton had some powerful scenes together. I finally recognized Robert Duvall in this movie (he needed to lose his hair to be recognizable). I like all the filming and the story, but something felt missing in this sequel. I can’t put my finger on it, but unlike the last film, this one felt longer and I kept checking the time to see when it was over. It was just less enjoyable. I also thought John Cazale stepped out and did a fantastic job in this movie. Both Godfather film’s are excellent but I think the first will always be the Don of the two.

92/100

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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Annie Hall (1977)

I’ve always heard people talk about this movie and how great it is, but I found it to be mostly average. I must not be a Woody Allen fan. Maybe I just don’t get his humor like I don’t get Wes Anderson’s humor either. This movie isn’t terrible though, it has some good parts to it. I really liked the part with Christopher Walken talking about driving his car into oncoming traffic. I also thought it had a decent love story to it, except for how it turns out. I wasn’t a big fan of the ending. I’m sure I’ll get in trouble for this but so far Magic in the Moonlight might be my favorite Woody Allen movie. The rest I just don’t care for them that much. I have a few more to see, so maybe I’ll see some interesting ones soon.

71/100

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Sleeper (1973)

I wouldn’t call this a sleeper hit, but I stayed awake during it just fine. I wouldn’t call myself a Woody Allen fan. Most of the time I think my sense of humor just doesn’t align with him. This movie was pretty good though, I liked the cheesy 70’s version of their future with robot butlers and orgasmatrons for lovemaking. Some of Allen’s acting ranged from stupid to brilliant. The biggest thing that drags this movie down was its overuse of slapstick comedy. A lot of Benny Hill moments that just weren’t funny. Also, Diane Keaton, even though she is pretty was pretty grating in this film. It’s definitely not his worst film, but not his best either. I’ll just have to sleep on it.

72/100

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The Big Wedding

This film is timid for the most part until the movie earns a hard rated R for a scene of nudity, an under the table fondling scene a a few other random raunchy things thrown in. I like that De Niro can let his hair down in a film like this, but it also hurts his credibility since this film was on the high end of mediocre. Topher Grace’s story line was definitely my favorite. I would totally hate my mom if she did that to me. A few laughs but mainly tedium is what this wedding serves.

71/100

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