Friday, July 12, 2024

Woody Allen Triumphs at Venice Film Festival with 50th Movie, “Coup de Chance”: Read My 1st Review from June


I told you in June that Woody Allen’s “Coup de Chance” was no stroke of luck — it was a real hit/

Now the press in Venice has seen it and agrees. There was applause at the end of the press screening there today. Then even more at the press conference that followed.

Allen is a controversial filmmaker, yes, because of baseless accusations. But he is not “disgraced,” in any way, shape, or form. He is one of our premier filmmakers and auteurs. If he chooses to end his 50 film career with “Coup de Chance,” it will be on a high note.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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