Awkward is What We Aim For here with another installment of Netflix Pix.
This week, we're taking a look at some of the most fabulous women ever to grace Woody Allen's oeuvre. That's right, this week we're looking at the my number one film of 2008, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, starring Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johanssen, Patricia Clarkson and the fiery Oscar winner Penelope Cruz. We'll also take a look at Hannah and Her Sisters, Allen's 1986 box office success that stars Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey, Allen himself, and two Oscar winners, Michael Caine and Dianne Wiest.
Fair warning: this week's Netflix Pix is going to be less exciting than usual. I can say right now that the grade for both films is easily an A, and there are probably more than a few who disagree with me, particularly regarding Vicky Cristina Barcelona. But this is where we all learn something about me, and Awkward is What We Aim For as a result, that we all know already: I'm a sucker for a good script and great acting.
Two different films, two different triumphs: one of acting and one of writing. Each is competent in the other regard and is directed with Allen's signature quirkiness. Each is a prime example of exactly why Allen is the legend he is. Each is worth an easy A.
Agree? Disagree? Take it to the comments! We'll be back with Netflix Pix again!