Moonlight" Shows Woody Still Has the "Magic" Touch

August 20, 2014 8:00 PM

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Woody Allen still has the ability to make movie magic as he so ably demonstrates in his wildly romantic new comedy "Magic In the Moonlight". The dialogue, the skill of the actors, and the 1920's setting for the story all add to the emotional response drawn from the audience. Colin Firth and Emma Stone head an impeccably talented cast. They seem to be channeling Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle as they bring to life the story of a man who is quite the charmer and a woman who is thoroughly charming.

Stanley (Firth) is a magician who appears onstage as Wei Ling Soo. He is considered one of the best in the business. His friend Howard (Simon McBurney) is also in the magic business but has not been as successful as Stanley. One night Howard appears backstage after one of Wei Ling Soo's performances...

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