Not perfect and a bit uneven but an intriguing film nonetheless. Noah Taylor’s performance is the real highlight and his interpretation of Adolf Hitler is the reason to see this.
A solid film but flawed. The second half is better than the first. This is Woody Allen’s homage to Ingmar Bergman and Chekhov and his first purely serious drama. Yet it sometimes exhibits Woody Allen’s most irritating tendencies such as his characters’ selfish upscale New York behaviour. Sometimes his attempts to mimic Bergman work but I they often come off as pretentious and border on unintended parody. Why is there a scene in a church? Because Allen is attempting to…