Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New York Stories (1989)

New York Stories (1989)

Three 40-minute stories set in madcap Manhattan, each by a famous director.  Scorsese/Coppola/Allen in that order.

Interesting pick for a rainy movie night.

First story features Nick Nolte as a successful painter feeding off his obsession with his young, pretty live-in assistant (Rosanna Arquette).  By far the best out of the 3.  A finely crafted angst-fest!

Second tale features a privileged 12-year old girl's mild shenanigans in an upscale hotel.   Fast forward past this.  It is drivel.  Why Francis, why?
Leave this story.  Take the cannolis.

Third gem by Woody Allen features a middle-aged man tortured by his opinionated nudnik of a mother.  Typical Woody here, it is a refreshing dessert after the first 2.

Worth seeing overall.  Meatloaf hit the nail on the head for this one:

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

Quickie Synopsis