Woody Allen's To Rome With Love is a valentine to that city, rendered through a series of semi-connected stories set in the Italian hub. It's light and frothy, mixing silliness, romance, magic realism and absurdity.
Everyone loves Woody Allen. At a press conference at the Regency for his new film To Rome With Love on Tuesday, reporters took that as a given, asking his actors how they get past their own adoration for the auteur.
It's an old story that's not often told or told well in Hollywood, but this year's Sundance Film Festival premiered two films that showcase addiction and all its glorious collateral damage with effective grace and a deft touch.
At first glance, you wouldn't think actors Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari would have much, if anything, to do with surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, or any other sport involving a board. Truth is, they don't.
The thing about Aziz Ansari's character, Chet, is that being Indian is not even a minor part of Chet's character. In fact, the role of Chet could've been played by an actor of any race -- and that's what I find exciting.