Woody Allen Seven Films Box Set Review


Good Morning Lovelies,

Woody Allen has always been a figure that many have admired in the film world. And now as the day arrives where a special collection of his best films are released, I thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate each of them.

Looking back at the films that made Allen during the late 80s, early 90s, the films in this exciting box set include Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Radio Days (1987), September (1987), Another Woman (1988), Crimes and Misdemeanours (1989), Alice (1990) and Shadows and Fog (1991). Many of which starring the great Mia Farrow.

So let’s get reviewing, starting with Hannah and Her Sisters...
With an amazing cast, including the late great Carrie Fisher, this comedy film follows a young woman as she and her family come together to talk about the mishaps and news that has happened to them that week. It is a light-hearted family story that reflects what many families experience well. Just with a large hint of Woody Allen.

And now for Alice...
Starring Mia Farrow again, this film follows her as she tries to discover everything about herself. From her relationships to her own self, the film is an interesting look at the way in which the characters must break out of the old lives they lead and into the worlds that they want. Even if they are fantasy worlds.

Following on with Shadows and Fog...
A lot darker than Allen’s other films, his take on the solving of the horrific murders happening is an interesting and almost noir story. Made in the 90s, this was an ambitious move, but one that works well on screen to give audiences something new and interesting.

And now for Crimes and Misdemeanors...
A confusing but artistically brilliant piece, this film is probably one of Allen’s best films. Telling two stories at the same time, the clever script and storytelling ties both of them together at the end. Starring the director himself, the film is a gripping and interesting story that you have to keep watching because you want to know how the stories come together.

As well I watch Another Woman...
Like an older version of The Girl on the Train, the film follows a woman who becomes obsessed with wanting to know what is happening to the patients her neighbour is treating. One in particular. The film makes audiences want to know more and soon you feel like you are replacing the character and turning into them instead. A clever twist by Allen.

I then watched Radio Days...
Probably my favourite out of all of the films in this box set, this look back at the end of the war and the impact radio had on so many, makes for an interesting entwining with the story of a man and his family and hopes. If you need an interesting mix, this is the one for you.

And finally September...
A lot darker and more intense than many of Allen’s other films, September follows one woman and a group of men as they speak to each other about their lives and what is happening to them. It is an interesting group, but Allen forgets his charm in this one and it makes it a little bit less enjoyable than the others.

Which of these classics are your favourite lovelies?

Blog Soon,

Joey X

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