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Film Feature: The Top 10 Underrated Woody Allen Films

27 June 2012 11:57 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Just as Groucho Marx refused to join any club that would have him as a member, Woody Allen would most likely turn down any invite from an adoring fan club. He’s repeatedly voiced his belief that he doesn’t have a high regard for his own work, and recently told documentarian Robert B. Weide that he could live a life devoid of cinema as long as there was a sports team to follow. This may sound like a curious statement from a filmmaker who averages one picture a year, but it speaks to the compulsory spirit of a man trapped within the boundaries of his perfectionism. He can’t bear watching his own films once they’re completed because all he sees are the flaws.

As a longtime admirer of Allen’s work, I’ve been able to savor the sublime moments in even his most problematic pictures, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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