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Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, USA, 1989)

For Martin Landau, the performance is a masterpiece of smooth, practiced diplomacy, as he glides through life and leaves his problems behind. Landau is never more effective than when he is shocked and dismayed at his own behavior. It’s as if he’s regarding himself from outside, with a kind of fascination. He sees what he does, and does nothing to stop it. In his own world, he is the eyes of God.
— Roger Ebert

A wealthy ophthalmologist (Martin Landau) is driven to desperate measures when his mistress (Angelica Huston) threatens to reveal their affair to his wife. Meanwhile, a married filmmaker (Woody Allen) becomes infatuated with his producer (Mia Farrow) while making a documentary on the life of his successful brother-in-law (Alan Alda). Woody Allen's existential comedy-drama was nominated for three Academy Awards: Woody Allen, for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, and Martin Landau, for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Crimes and Misdemeanors is one of Allen's last true classics - and one of his greatest films full stop.

Screened in tribute to Martin Landau (1928-2017)