Cafe Society Review: 6 Ups & 3 Downs

A charming (if familiar) delight.

Cafe Society Kristen Stewart Jesse Eisenberg
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Just like clockwork, Woody Allen's latest effort is here, and while it's not a classic of his filmography, it's still been earning solid reviews for the most part, and is largely an entertaining entry into the filmmaker's sizable canon.

Yes, it's not the most challenging or original task the iconic writer-director has ever tackled, but like usual, Allen has assembled a cast to die for and serves up an entertaining mixture of wit, humour and melancholic longing.

Above all else, it's a good sight better than his mediocre prior two movies, Magic in the Moonlight and Irrational Man, which have pretty much been forgotten already. This one shouldn't suffer the same fate, what with its infectious charm, visual delights and memorable performances.

Here are 6 ups and 3 downs from Cafe Society...

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