Shadows and Fog (1991)

In typical Woody Allen fashion, he bumbles around from scene to scene to reveal a theory of his. This time it's that God doesn't exist, He's just shadows and fog and maybe a few trick mirrors.

Allen plays Kleinman who awakes to a mob trying to recruit him. There's a strangler on the loose and they want to catch him. The rest of the film is Kleinman wandering the streets fearing for his safety, questioning moral status quos, and rediscovering his love of the circus.

As always, the acting in a Woody Allen film is excellent (except maybe Madonna's role where she seems a little too self-aware). While the film is entertaining and well constructed, it does preach more than it should - it doesn't help that I don't agree with his theory.


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