Another year, another Woody Allen movie.
I’ve said it before, but late-period Allen is like Prince’s output in the 1990s, or a family-sized box of Roses on Stephen’s Day; it’s still chocolate, but the purple ones are long gone.
Café Society is the 80-year-old director’s 48th movie. It’s another period piece, set in 1930s Hollywood. Jesse Eisenberg plays the Woody-by-proxy role for the second time. During production, Steve Carell took over from Bruce Willis, who dropped out due to “scheduling issues”. He’s probably not the first name that sprang to mind.
Café Society is released by Amazon Studios and Lionsgate on 12th August.