Andrew Sarris

My problem with Woody Allen these days: It's the way his characters talk. Plus, a few thoughts on Andrew Sarris

To Rome With Love

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As someone who will always consider Woody Allen a god, I admit that I’ve been pretty grumpy about his movies over the past few years. The last one I really loved was Match Point, the addictively squirmy, London-set drama of lust and ambition and adultery and murder he made back in 2005.

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Andrew Sarris, influential film critic, dead at age 83


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Andrew Sarris, the erudite and influential film critic and teacher who brought the “auteur” theory to America, died today in Manhattan at the age of 83. Courtly and modest in personal manner, Sarris spoke – and wrote – softly. Not for him the stylistic literary fireworks and from-the-gut pronouncements of his great critical adversary Pauline Kael.

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