irrationalman_phoenix_stoneYou can smell the beginning fumes of a promising season ahead as the first trailer for Woody Allen‘s “Irrational Man” has dropped.  This is the time of the year where we start getting our first peaks at things scheduled to drop after the summer blockbuster season.  This is not necessarily the case with the trailer today as Allen’s film is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May.  The Sony Pictures Classics release that stars Academy Award nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone looks like a mid-level Woody picture, depending on how that is interpreted to you, that should determine your level of excitement.  Phoenix comes off a bit like he was plucked out of “The Master” while Stone exudes a maturity that she hasn’t exhibited yet at this stage in her career.

The film also stars Parker Posey, who looks absolutely divine, and Jamie Blackley.  Though the story may seem familiar, as we come to expect in Woody Allen films, there may be elements of surprise that the trailer doesn’t offer.  We remain cautiously optimistic.

Irrational Man” is due out in theaters on July 17.


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Clayton Davis
Clayton Davis--prolific writer and autism awareness advocate of Puerto Rican and Black descent, known for his relentless passion, dedication, and unique aptitude. Over the course of a decade, he has been criticizing both film and television extensively. To date, he has been either featured or quoted in an array of prominent outlets, including but not limited to The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter. Growing up in the Bronx, Clayton’s avid interest in the movie world began the moment he first watched "Dead Poets Society” at just five years of age. While he struggled in English class all throughout grade school, he dived head first into writing, ultimately taking those insufficiencies and transforming them into ardent writings pertaining to all things film, television, and most importantly, the Academy Awards. In addition to crafting a collection of short stories that give a voice to films that haven’t made it to the silver screen, Clayton currently serves as the Founding Editor of He also holds active voting membership at various esteemed organizations, such as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Broadcast Television Journalists Association, African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, Black Reel Awards, and International Press Academy. Furthermore, Clayton obtained his B.A. degree in American Studies and Communications.