17. This Performace By Anjelica Huston
Film: Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
A couple of interesting facts about Manhattan Murder Mystery: First of all, its light, carefree plot came from ideas originally set appear in Annie Hall. Secondly: it was made while Allen was having a custody battle with Mia Farrow over their three children, making its light tone all the more peculiar. Thirdly: Despite enjoying rave reviews, basically no-one saw it – perhaps Allen’s personal life started to affect his appeal at the box office... but that’s just a guess, mind.
The film itself is a silly, tightly-plotted hour and a half of nonsense, with Diane Keaton shouting and screaming at Allen while Alan Alda and Anjelica Huston politely nail their roles. Huston especially. Wow.