Check out Beth Hanna’s review of Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett, at Thompson on Hollywood.
In Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters, the various main characters bounce nervously about in tightly-bound (and tightly-wound) concentric circles. From the black-and-white intertitles announcing the different movements of the film (“…nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands”), to the voiceover narration granted to not one but four different characters, to the myriad overlapping story arcs, Hannah and Her Sisters is a work of, among other things, structural brilliance. In this spirit, perhaps it is best to look at the women in the title– Hannah (Mia Farrow), and her sisters Lee (Barbara Hershey) and Holly (Dianne Wiest)– individually in an attempt to see the greater narrative that comes from three smaller and such lovely narratives.
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