REDS
1981, Paramount, 195 min, USA, Dir: Warren Beatty

A love triangle between radical journalist John Reed (Warren Beatty, who also produced, directed and cowrote the film), socialite Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton) and playwright Eugene O'Neill (Jack Nicholson) gives a human dimension to this insightful look at the birth of communism. Framing the narrative are remembrances from a number of Reed’s contemporaries, whose perspectives bring the era’s optimism and disappointments into even sharper focus. The film earned 12 Academy Award nominations, including wins for Beatty’s direction, Maureen Stapleton’s supporting performance (as activist Emma Goldman) and Vittorio Storaro’s breathtaking cinematography.


MANHATTAN
1979, Park Circus/MGM, 96 min, USA, Dir: Woody Allen

Director Woody Allen is a divorced New York City comedy writer interacting with a divergent variety of friends and lovers in this biting comedy-drama about relationships. Costarring a dream cast, including Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy and Tisa Farrow. Shot by Gordon Willis in rapturously beautiful B&W.


AND SO IT GOES
2014, 95 min, USA, Dir: Rob Reiner

Realtor Oren Little (Michael Douglas) is more successful than he is likable, and that doesn’t bother him a bit - until his estranged son leaves him with a granddaughter he never knew he had. Looking for help with this new arrival, Little turns to his neighbor (Diane Keaton) and begins to realize that his go-it-alone life is missing something. With Frances Sternhagen and Frankie Valli.


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