Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

'Stardust Memories' film review

See also

'Stardust Memories'

Rating:
Star5
Star
Star
Star
Star

Another one of Woody Allen's great early works, Stardust Memories takes a dreamy, autobiographic glimpse into the iconic celebrity's life in an abstract self-portrait of the star's own experience, through the funny and lovable character of Sandy Bates. Just like the gifted writer/filmmaker himself, Sandy is approached by endless adoring fans, surrounded by beautiful women and always pressed for time by friends and colleagues in the industry, as he continually releases entertaining, thought-provoking films to rave reviews in a relentless quest for the meaning of life.

The movie is filmed in black and white with lively jazz encapsulating the swing music era to create a delightful sentiment of nostalgia. The acting is witty and charming, interspersing vignette-like scenes that blend together to project a surreal yet lighthearted stream of consciousness in a fond reflection of past and present moments. With Charlotte Rampling as Dorrie, Jessica Harper as Daisy and Marie-Christine Barrault as Isobel, this classic romantic comedy is available in area libraries, online, and in Chicagoland movie stores.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun photoshopping an angry Jack White at a Cubs game
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Kliff Kingsbury reads a series of flattering tweets praising his good looks
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Jamaal Charles
    Kansas City Chiefs make Jamaal Charles the second highest paid running back in NFL
    NFL Buzz
  • Slash
    Slash and The Conspirators crush it at Hard Rock, AP Awards
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Monks of Mellonwah
    Exclusive interview: Monks of Mellonwah talk music, touring and more
    Camera
    9 Photos
  • Nikki Bella
    How will fans react if the WWE decides to turn Nikki Bella into a heel?
    Camera
    5 Photos