Kurt Loder Reviews Magic in the Moonlight and Lucy



Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight returns us to the toddling times of his Oscar-winning Midnight in Paris. Kurt Loder writes that this movie doesn't have all the resonant nostalgia of that one, but it's cleverly scripted and consistently funny, and it demonstrates again the pleasures that Allen, now in his seventh decade of filmmaking, can still deliver. Loder also reviews Lucy, 90 minutes of sci-fi action junk from the madly prolific French filmmaker Luc Besson. The movie is boldly nonsensical and knowingly derivative, but it has a zany charm.