Friday, December 30, 2016
Just a quick post before I leave for the long weekend to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope 2017 brings good things to all of you.
Oh, another quick entertainment tip before I go (to augment the batch of them in the previous post). We caught Woody Allen's latest, Cafe Society last night on Amazon Prime (where it's now streaming), and I found it to be charming and funny, and one of Woody's better recent efforts. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristin Stewart, this one is mainly about that one special love: how we chase it even when it's wrecking other aspects of our lives, and how we still miss it even when we find something equally good that's arguably better for us.
And while the story is ultimately a little melancholy, it's also very funny at times. I especially liked the subplot about the Eisenberg character's gangster brother, who thought all problems, even if it was just a guy playing his radio too loudly, warrants a bullet to the head and a burial in a building foundation.
Set in Hollywood and New York in the 1930's, the movie is also beautifully shot and has lots of great classic American music. Anyway, you could do worse with an hour and a half or so of your life than watching this.
Again, Happy New Year, and see you in 2017!