Woody Allen’s Amazon series is just odd

Woody Allen’s Amazon series is just odd

He did praise the “great cast” (which included Miley Cyrus) for making him “look good”, but he had reservations from the get-go and only did the series for the pay cheque.Meanwhile, Woody said he didn’t realize how hard it would be to turn his hand to television after so many years spent in the movie business and he doubts he’ll return to the small screen again.The most recent example involves Amazon, which spent $15 million for Allen’s 47th film, Cafe Society, a flawed but pleasant enough romantic comedy set in 1930s Hollywood that’s bolstered substantially by stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. So, here I am, acknowledging that it happened; redirecting you to an excellent piece about the fraught issue; disclosing that I personally think he’s a creep; and promising to do my best to leave all that out of these recaps of Allen’s new TV show, Crisis In Six Scenes.Q: I’m already an Amazon Prime subscriber.Robert Lloyd (Los Angeles Times): “As may be said of Allen’s remarkably prolific and long-lived film career, it has its better and worse, its sharper and duller points; but as the work that has returned Elaine May to public view, it can only be welcomed, with rose petals and trumpets”.Crisis in Six Scenes consists of six episodes. I stopped and I noticed, ‘Who is this kid?Aside from occasional pop culture references to bygone actors and jokes about the silliness of left-wing political activism, Crisis in Six Scenes exists in the same twilight zone of all Woody Allen projects, in which the bourgeois preoccupations with classical music and pseudo-intellectualism are frozen in 1965. There’s a lengthy subplot about an engaged couple – played by the game John Magaro and Rachel Brosnahan – that ultimately just sort of flails around. But Allen otherwise doesn’t demonstrate any real feel for the period, much less an understanding of the counter-culture.

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