I don’t think I can adequately describe just how much I love this film. Of course it’s Woody Allen at his most neurotic, but the chemistry on screen between him and Diane Keaton really gives this film a beating heart. On a comedic level it has some classic Woody Allen moments, but what stands out the most is just how poignant the commentary on love is. It strikes a perfect balance between showing the positive and negative side of a relationship, forming one of the most honest romance films I’ve ever seen. It’s charming, witty, surreal comedy at its finest.
This sets the standard for all Star Wars films, right back where it all started, with a genuinely well made science fiction film that still looks incredible despite approaching its 40th birthday. It’s weird to think about, a simpler time in which George Lucas wrote screenplays that were actually half decent, and could direct a phenomenal piece of film. It holds iconic status for numerous reasons, most notably the ensemble of lovable characters. For me will always remain one of the best science fiction films ever made. Not the best in the saga, but easily a close second.