June 20, 2009

Film Critic Quote of the Week

I liked the movie a lot more than him, but I still enjoyed John Lingan's review of "Whatever Works":

Having apparently filched all he could from Bergman, Fellini, and 19th-century Russian novels, Allenís now just recycling his own movies for material. So we get the same old morbid-Jewish-asshole character, Boris Yelnikoff (did you know that Woodyís read some Russian literature?), who addresses the camera Annie Hall-style... it points to the same conclusion: Isnít this self-absorbed, obnoxious Jewish guy adorable? Doesnít he deserve to fuck a beautiful shiksa like Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow, Mira Sorvino, or Evan Rachel Wood? And isnít he smarter than all of them?
I found the movie funny and engaging, but yea, that's all true too.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 20, 2009 02:29 PM
Comments

I enjoyed the repeated use of the word "filched"

Posted by: LilB at June 22, 2009 10:16 AM
Post a comment









Remember personal info?