Woody's Allen's next film should be a sequel to Irrational Man, Irrational Men which shows the human side of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his crew. Somewhere in Raqqa, the reputed ISIS stronghold Baghdadi will be wandering around a former prison which has been turned into a palace.
In Irrational Man Allen goes a little further and the précis of modern philosophy he offers through the voice of the flask guzzling philosophy professor that Phoenix portrays is a little like one of those audio guides to masterpieces at the Louvre.
You are aware that paternal means fatherly, right Woody?
Feminism has become a dirty word. For many, it can alienate. For some it conjures up images of people demanding opportunities that they do not deserve. It's a complicated topic with which this generation of women struggle. Knowing they are capable, the suggestion that special treatment is required, mocks the very concept that women are trying to overcome. Judge each person on their ability.
"Her sets felt like a cocktail party."
Woody Allen revealed, at a pre-premiere press panel for his new movie, Irrational Man, that he has fantasies of strategizing the perfect murder -- in art, of course, as in Dreiser's An American Tragedy or Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment.
Allen was responding to a question about his research process, specifically about the murders he's portrayed in his films. In his newest, Joaquin Phoenix stars as a college professor in an existential crisis; he comes to believe that killing another person may snap him out of it.
What a brilliant idea to use a primer on existentialism, that first appeared in 1958, William Barrett's Irrational Man, as the title for a movie!