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"The Front" feels like it's all Woody Allen -- because it has a comedic flair with which we're familiar in all of his films.
The absurdity is so evident when Allen is forced to testify to escape punishment if he will "out" a purported communist who has just committed suicide.
He finds himself getting very used to success and keeps thinking he can just finesse his way out of whatever problems come up.
I love Woody Allen films! This one covers a dark period in the hollywood era of the early 1950" under the McCarthy years and while most people think he wrote this movie he did... Read morePublished 19 days ago by JOT
A gem of a movie. One account I read said that the movie company in this case was so
touchy about the subject that it wanted it advertised as a comedy! Read more
This movie is about the McCarthy period of censoring
anyone accused of being in any way sympathetic with
communism. Read more
I grew up during that time and was befriended in 1944 by people who fought in The Spanish Civil War. During The Red Scare of The Fifties, we never saw them again. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lee Enfield
Writer-director Woody Allen gives up his traditional movie making roles in exchange for a bravura dramatic lead role in which he gives one of his best acting performances. Read morePublished 7 months ago by DAVID L.