Woody Allen every year, rain or shine will make a film. This time around though and after maybe around 10 or so films he just might make another bad one (note: still haven't seen, 'Cafe Society'). Personally, I've enjoyed his last ten films despite some being mildly mediocre, but that is something to expect from a filmmaker who writes all his films and makes one film per year.
The trailer for his new film is a departure of sorts in many ways from his most recent work. It looks to be his first production with a streaming company (made by Amazon), it's his second consecutive film to be shot in digital rather than film and his production sets are more theatric in style this time around than the more realistic on location sets we had come to be used from him of. Also, the color of the film from sets, costumes and cinematography is to be very bright and colorful that emotes the vibrant Coney Island summer feel of the 1950's, but in a way it's more artificial than natural.
This is neither helped by the fact that Woody Allen picked Justin Timberlake to play in a period film with Kate Winslet. While also adding to the mix June Temple and Jim Belushi. Separately all four are good actors in different respects, but together they seem like one of worst ensembles and mismatches Woody Allen has ever put together. Nonetheless, it's still a Woody Allen film and you just might end up being surprised by it.
director: Woody Allen
starring: Kate Winslet, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake and Jim Belushi
release dates: 30 November 2017 (Greece), 1 December 2017 (U.S.A.)