Towngate Features Woody Allen Film

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LOGOSet in 1928 on the French Riviera, “Magic in the Moonlight,” which was written and directed by Woody Allen, tells the story of a magician (Colin Firth) dedicated to exposing those posing as spiritualists. His current quest is to discover whether or not Sophie (Emma Stone) can really contact spirits.

Show times for “Magic in the Moonlight” are Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 and 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at 4, 7, and 9 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 and 4 p.m. The film is rated PG-13 with a running time of 97 minutes. The following critical commentary is from metacrtic.com.

New York Observer Rex Reed
 A master stroke of enchantment from one of the few legitimate cinematic geniuses of the modern cinema, with a nimble and tender performance of enormous elegance and charm by Colin Firth that is heart-meltingly romantic.

Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern
 Stone is entrancing, whether Sophie is in or out of her trance state, and so is the movie as a whole.

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Time Out New York Keith Uhlich
 The director’s latest—a lighthearted romance set in 1920s Germany and France—won’t do much to sway proponents or detractors from their own perspectives, though taken at face value, it’s one of Allen’s most charmingly conceived and performed efforts. 


VarietyScott Foundas 
Whenever Firth and Stone are onscreen together, the movie sings; the rest of the time it’s never less than a breezy divertissement.

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Christian Science MonitorPeter Rainer Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight is a “serious” movie attempting to be lighthearted. It deals with the same issues that Allen’s idol, Ingmar Bergman, often grappled with – namely, the battle zone of reason versus mysticism – but offhandedly. 


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