Kate Winslet Criticized For Calling Woody Allen A Woman 'On Some Level'

Justin Timberlake is unbearable and Kate Winslet is over-the-top

Justin Timberlake is unbearable and Kate Winslet is over-the-top

Farrow points to the conflicting messages of prominent celebrities like Kate Winslet, Blake Lively, and Greta Gerwig, all of whom adamantly support the women coming forward to oust sexual misconduct in Hollywood but who shy away from Allen's personal history while working with him. In the end, when a fluttery, whiskey-soaked Ginny (in full Blanche DuBois mode) barks, "Oh God, spare me the bad drama", you'll think: from her lips to Woody's ears.

I can admit that these do exist. Set in a 1950s amusement park on Coney Island, Winslet's character falls for the same man as her stepdaughter. The movie is a visual feast, courtesy of Vittorio Storaro's saturated postcard-perfect cinematography and Santo Loquasto's impeccable period design. The one major change to the Lang story line is the addition of Humpty's grown daughter, Carolina (Juno Temple), who arrives at the start of the film, fleeing from her unseen mobster husband.

Presumably everyone involved thought that Winslet was due to snag another Oscar nom, which, given the film's mixed critical reception, adds an additional layer of uncomfortable tragedy to the proceedings - Winslet has about as much chance as bagging the gong for her work in this film as Ben Affleck does for his turn in Justice League. And they're on their way the hell out of town while Allen soaks in another movie release. "It breaks my heart when women and men I admire work with Allen, then refuse to answer questions about it", she continued.

Even with its stunning performance by Winslet and attractive cinematography by Vittorio Storaro, we lose interest before the "Wonder Wheel" credits roll. It's like the words are dollar bills and her scenes are one of those booths at fairgrounds and game shows where the money flies around and it's up to you to grab enough to make it worth your while. A vindictive middle-aged actress desperately clinging to a man she's losing to a younger woman? Belushi brings a touching vulnerability to his under-shirted cartoon caricature, nearly like Stanley Kowalski as played by Fred Flintstone.

Even as director Woody Allen is surrounded by a number of controversies, actress Kate Winslet was all praises for him when she said she believes he is "on some level a woman".

Winslet gives one of her most pinched, unpleasant performances, hitting the R's extra-hard on a brittle American accent and apparently trying to one-up Cate Blanchett's Jasmine at her bluest in the Allen-penned histrionics department.

Timberlake's character, Mickey, is a naive wannabe playwright who narrates the movie in breathlessly banal prose. (Allen's dialogue defeats Timberlake's flow.) He even lectures us about hamartia, though it's not clear exactly what tragic flaw it is that Allen sees in his protagonist, Ginny. In addition to raising Ginny's pyromaniacal 10-year-old son Richie and despite some feigned resistance Humpty welcomes his marked (by organized crime) daughter to stay with the family in their apartment inside the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island. Carolina just seems to provide a thorn in Ginny's side. He's a victim of fate: She think he's smart, the clouds are about to burst, and he's got a copy of Ernest Jones' Hamlet and Oedipus to lend her. It's important that we don't stand for this and that we don't focus on one or two or three or four stories, it's important that we focus on humanity in general and say, 'This is unacceptable.' " But on the subject of Allen, she said, "It's very risky to factor in things you don't know anything about.

Back in 1993, sexual misconduct allegations emerged after Allen's split with Mia Farrow as he was accused of abusing their adopted daughter Dylan when she was seven. The redhead does something unconscionable to punish the couple and then has to find a way to live with it. The little pyro is happy to watch the world he's inherited burn.

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