Sunday, January 29, 2006
Friday Movie Review (late again)
Woody has apparently run out of anything funny to say and is reduced to recycling the old, bleak themes of prior, better movies. The World is mere chance without real love, meaning or justice to the Woodman, who manages to update Raskolnikov's actions in Crime and Punishement and remake Crimes and Misdemeanors (which also sucked the dusty marrow out of Dostoevsky's bones) all at the same time. Is it possible that he feels some guilt even now for seducing and marrying the adopted daughter of his long-time main squeeze, Mia Farrow, for whom the public betrayal and humiliation was like a murder? Just asking.
It's a good movie; not great.