Once upon a time ... Woody Allen was known as a sophisticated writer, actor, and director of amiable comedies. This story takes place in that time of innocence. It concerns a movie moment in the life of a comfortable lady, and the teapot tempest it unleashes in me, her star gazing relative.
If everyone in the world is an award-winning something-or-other, then what's the point of awards to begin with? Why bother pretending any subjective work of art is 'the year's best,' when it should be good enough for the work to be recognized as interesting and worthy of some attention.
Sunday night represented yet another milestone for Woody Allen in a career already overflowing with them, when the 78-year-old director received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Golden Globes.
Frequently, Allen seems to play himself -- a neurotic, annoying, funny, oblivious creature who makes us cringe as he embarrasses, hurts and humiliates others through his outrageous actions and his thoughtless words.