Wed, 25 June 2014
Heather and Paul review two films from writer/director Woody Allen: an early funny one, and a later pretentious one. First: SLEEPER, the 1973 sci-fi slapstick spoof starring Allen as a manager of a 1970s Greenwich Village health-food store who awakens from a cryogenic chamber two hundred years later into a fascist, robot-filled future; then, INTERIORS, his super-serious 1978 ensemble drama depicting the emotional fallout among three artistically inclined sisters when their father decides to separate from their stifling, perfectionist mother. A woman who kills herself by walking into the sea, or a man who gets beaten unconscious with a giant strawberry: which will prevail?
Plus: our quick takes on BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST.