20th Century Women
Coming-of-age dramedy looks for family in friends
Camelot is born in media-savvy biopic about JFK’s grieving widow
Morosely amused filmmaker constructs a shaggy dog tale for a change
Control, narcissism and love mix with oddball results
To Rome With Love
Woody Allen’s having a wonderful time in Italy, but you’ll wish you weren’t there
Prior to 2005, when he was a strictly New York kind of guy, Woody Allen’s batting average was quite high. From 1969’s Take the Money and Run to 1987’s Radio Days, Allen pumped out an unbroken string of classic films (1987’s September was his first seriously meh effort). Even figuring in misses like 1998’s Celebrity and 2003’s Anything Else, you could put him at about a .750—pretty high for a guy who’s put out at least one movie a year since 1969.