Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #320

Movie: Crimes and Misdemeanours (1989)

Plot: A doctor's illicit relationship grows into a problem when she starts blackmailing him and he battles between right and wrong before finishing her off. Elsewhere, there is battle between the good and the ugly for the love of a woman and the confluence of the stories is the film's climax!

  • This intense drama from Woody Allen is appreciable for the screenplay which shows one story and itst analogy in parallel and shows the irony crisply!
  • Martin Landau who plays the doctor shows emotions - love, guilt, fear- to perfection with his expressive eyes
  • Woody shines , in his parallel track as the ambitious film maker who loses his love for the most irritating person who the couple had had laughs about.
  • The detailed artwork (Woody's house in the film being as close as it could get to a film maker's house) is appreciable.
Intense and gripping drama!