Golden Rings and the Lady in White
"Match Point" is probably Woody Allen's best film of the past twenty years. Sure, he has had some flops and misfires, but they all still work. Allen, though a psycho in his personal life, is truly one of film's biggest imaginations and biggest talents. "Match Point" was very well-paced throughout, leaving room for vast amounts of built tension, which I found to be incredibly fed to the audience. Allen never leaves you guessing as to what he means, but allows you as the viewer the freedom to learn for yourself the lessons that are being learned by his very rounded characters. I am not a huge Scarlett Johansson fan, but her performance is the best I've ever seen. She excels in Allen films where she dovetails in others'. Meyers is another hit-and-miss for me, but his performance is haunting in this wonderful, power-house romantic thriller.