VHS Rewind! – Woody Allen’s A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK (2019)
VHS Rewind dips its toe into some potentially controversial waters by beginning a short series of episodes reviewing films that have fallen victim to the vigilantes known as the MeToo movement. First up is MeToo whipping boy Woody Allen’s A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK…Sexual abuse claims continue to dog Woody despite the claims having been investigated and “no credible evidence” having been found to support these allegation. Can A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK be viewed on its own merits? Or does the director’s alleged peccadilloes rain down on any entertainment value the film has? Should art in any form be banned because of the artist’s possibly tawdry personal life?
Has the MeToo movement, which can ruin an individual’s life on mere hearsay, gone too far?
Oh yeah, this is going to be a very stormy conversation so bring your umbrellas and give us a listen.