Saturday 23 September 2017

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John Boland

Spread over two nights, the 200-minute Woody Allen: A Documentary (BBC One) wasn't one minute too long.

Made with the participation of Allen himself, Robert B Weide's film was a richly detailed portrait of a comic genius and of the people who influenced him, with telling contributions from his sister, former wives, girlfriends and famous colleagues.

Those alarmed at the thinness of his recent work could do worse than watch this film and remind themselves why Allen should be cherished by those who love both movies and comedy.

Irish Independent

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