Café Society02 Aug 2016
Vittorio Storaro’s photography in Café Society is possibly the best cinematography in a Woody Allen film since Gordon Willis’ in Manhattan. That might sound hyperbolic but you’ve got to see the photography in this film. It is worth the price of admission.
Other benefits of seeing this film include: Kristen Stewart, who seems to have taken her experience in Clouds of Sils Maria and is totally running with it. And I for one am happy to see her turn in one fantastic performance after another. Some interesting philosophical stuff about Judaism, Christianity, end-of-life thoughts. And, well, that’s about all.
Overall, the film is ok. It is not among Allen’s best. But it is not his worst.