Tony Scott is clearly having a blast with this vintage conspiracy vibe revved up by 90s blockbuster energy. Great ensemble cast. A little long but it's engrossing where it counts. The dated tech also gives it a sleek aesthetic that is unmatched.
In terms of Woody Allen, his work has always been "hit or miss", but the ratio has significantly veered towards the latter, somehow even rising above his dire late-90s period. So as much as I liked the look and sound of Cafe Society, I put away any effort into seeking it out. It's ironic because this is one of his better films in recent memory, if simply for the low bar of not being embarrassing all the way through.…
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Disney/Lucasfilm Headquarters. Int. Day.
Rian Johnson: Oh, hey, JJ!
JJ Abrams: Hi Rian, how's it going?
RJ: Great! I just wanted to say that really enjoyed my time making The Last Jedi. It was so exciting to craft a personal film with Disney money. And everyone at Lucasfilm approved it right away because Episode 7 left me with a bunch of mystery-box ideas and set-up that wasn't going to lead anywhere. Who directed that one again?
JJ: Me. I…