Joel E. Siegel writes so well, which makes it all the more frustrating that he misses the mark so often. His harangues against Woody Allen (“Double Manhattan,” 11/20) demonstrate not so much that Woody has lost it but that the reviewer has. How hard is it to beat upon Woody? Answer: not very. I am reminded of something Charles Bukowski noted about film critics in his novel Hollywood (about the making of Barfly): something to the effect that film criticslike most Americanshave seen so many damn movies that they don’t know what is good anymore.
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