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Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel is shrill, stagy, and skippable

Wonder Wheel

Type: Movie; Genre: Drama; Release Date: 12/01/17; Performer: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Jim Belushi; Director: Woody Allen; MPAA: PG-13

There’s an old saying: It’s nice to take a stroll down memory lane, but you wouldn’t want to buy a house there. At 82, Woody Allen has become memory lane’s most famous homeowner. For years, the writer-director has returned to the nostalgia-soaked New York of his youth. But in his latest — the turgid, inert Wonder Wheel — he’s moving in place as lazily as the Coney Island Ferris wheel of the title.

The film, which is being distributed by Amazon Studios, is a ’50s melodrama about love, jealousy, and the shattered dreams of a working-class couple played by Kate Winslet (shrill, with a spotty outer-borough accent) and Jim Belushi (a reclamation project that doesn’t quite work). It’s the second marriage for both, and like the heroine of a bad Tennessee Williams play, she longs for more — to be seen. Then she is, by a hunky NYU graduate student who moonlights as a lifeguard (Justin Timberlake). Unfortunately, he also falls for her on-the-lam stepdaughter (Juno Temple).

The love triangle is stagy and unfolds with way too many complications and betrayals. It’s undercooked even by the filmmaker’s own late-career standards. Yes, Coney Island has never looked more gorgeously golden-hued (thanks to cinematographer Vittorio Storaro), but Allen has seldom been less sharp.

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On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.



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About Wonder Wheel: WONDER WHEEL tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), a melancholy, emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment. Official Site – wonderwheelmovie.com



call me by your name Call Me By Your Name and 9 more movies and events not to miss at the 2017 New York Film Festival

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 Now in its 55th year, the 2017 New York Film Festival offers adventurous moviegoers a chance to check out some of the most exciting offerings in American and world cinema. Director Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused) opens the festival on Sept. 28 with the world premiere of his film Last Flag Flying. That then kicks off 17 days of main slate screenings, shorts, sidebars, restorations, post-screening Q&As, talks, and events, providing film lovers with one of the most eclectic lineups in North America.

The festival, which takes place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, runs through Oct. 15. Tickets and more information can be found at the NYFF homepage and last-minute additions to the schedule, as in years past, are bound to come. Here is Must List for the festival.

The Square

Swedish director Ruben Östlund acquired a huge arthouse fan base three years ago with his existential comedy Force Majeure. His follow up, about an art curator’s new museum exhibition, is a devilish satire that costars The Handmaid’s Tale Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss. Östlund scored the prestigious Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Sept 29 & Oct. 1

 

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

This ensemble French drama about AIDS activism in the early 1990s has received an ecstatic response from audiences and critics after screening in Cannes and Toronto. With a smart theatrical rollout (the film opens in limited release on Oct 20, right after its NYFF debut), don’t be surprised to see BPM and director Robin Campillo in the 2017 awards conversation. Oct. 8 & 9

 

Last Flag Flying

Richard Linklater’s comedy-drama road movie focuses on three Vietnam-era Navy vets (Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne) who reunite for the funeral of one of their sons slain in the Iraq War. Sept. 28

 

Wonderstruck

Filmmaker Todd Haynes (Safe, Velvet Goldmine, I’m Not There, Carol) makes movies with a style, passion, and aesthetic that matches perfectly with the NYFF’s own mission and taste. Hence, his newest was selected as this year’s festival centerpiece. Wonderstruck is an unlikely collaboration between Haynes and YA author Brian Selznick (Hugo), which nonetheless works on every level alongside the director’s other daring work. Oct. 7

 

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Writer-director Woody Allen, now in his 80s but still keeping up his one-movie-per-year exercise, returns to NYFF with this year’s Closing Night Film. Wonder Wheel is set on New York’s Coney Island in the 1950s and stars Kate Winslet, Juno Temple, James Belushi, and Justin Timberlake. Oct 14

Winslet will also participate in a special event on Oct. 13 during which she’ll discuss her whole career.

 

An Evening With Ava DuVernay
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The poetic, galvanizing director of Selma, last year’s NYFF opening night film 13th, and Disney’s upcoming A Wrinkle in Time will discuss her career and the state of cinema and the world. Per the festival, “In this special onstage conversation, DuVernay will choose an artist to join her for a wide-ranging discussion.” Date TBD 

 

Spielberg

His name has become synonymous with a certain sentimentalization in Hollywood films, but HBO’s sprawling documentary about Steven Spielberg offers many more shades of darkness and complexity onto America’s preeminent movie director. Talking heads include Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. Oct. 5 & 6

 

Lady Bird

Actress Greta Gerwig directs this affecting drama about a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) coming of age in the early 2000s. Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts portray her parents, and Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) and Timothée Chalamet (see below) as her high school crushes. Oct. 8 & 9

 

Call Me By Your Name

André Aciman’s beloved 2007 novel gets a sensuous movie treatment by director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash). Armie Hammer plays a graduate student who visits the Italian home of a professor (Michael Stuhlbarg) and begins a slowly ripening romance with the professor’s son (Timothée Chalamet). Oct. 3 & 4.

 

Mudbound

Director Dee Rees (Pariah) joins the ranks of major American filmmakers with this post-World War II drama about one black and one white family in the South. The cast includes Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, and Jason Clarke. Oct. 12 & 13

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