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Whether it happened by chance or design, the sketches have more than just New York in common: all three have something to do with middle age, as well as with romantic relationships.
Only Woody Allen seems to have understood what is possible in a featurette.
It's still too early to tell whether the cheering New York Stories will be a box-office hit, but one can hope.
New York Stories consists of three films, one good, one bad, one disappointing.
Allen's contribution is the only one that can be counted as a genuine success.
A novel and fascinating foray into highly stylized, highly personal filmmaking.
All three films are in different ways concerned with how love affects their central characters, and all three are predictably stylish.
Each film is distinct from the other in its tone, which in some ways is good, but it also hinders any rhythm from emerging other than the fact that this club loves a certain city.
As Meatloaf once said, two out of three ain't bad
Worth it for the Allen episode.
Have a blast with the first story, fast-forward through the second and check out the last.
Two out of three ain't bad.
New York Stories have two good tales: Life Lessons by Scorsese and Oedipus Wrecks by Allen. But Coppola's Life Without Zoe, it's terrible, boring and totally disappointing. The worse thing in the movie is Coppola being with others great directors. The 70's was a terrific time to Francis Ford and his classic pictures that gonna be unforgettable in cinema history, but all change in 80's and this status of master stay really weak. One of this disasters is the short film Life Without Zoe in New York Stories, and what make the movie be not very good. Scorsese and Allen save the picture... but not enough.
None of these stories are really BAD per se; just really badly filmed and very nineties lighting. Woody Allen's segment was okay funny, Scorsese's thing was confusing but watchable, Coppola's...I don't even want to talk about it. I'll pretend it didn't happen. There is seriously something wrong with the technique with which these shorts were made. Did they hire worse people to do the camerawork because they weren't given enough money?
One again everything Sofia Coppola touches turns to shit. Tucked in between Scorsese's comment on art and Allen's delightful matriphobia comedy is Coppola's big floating turd of a short.
Scorcese's is priceless. I didn't even watch the other two.
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