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ALLEN V. FARROW
February 21, 2021  | By David Bianculli

HBO, 9:00 p.m. ET

 
DOCUMENTARY MINISERIES PREMIERE: This four-part documentary by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering looks at the controversial allegations aimed at Woody Allen by longtime companion Mia Farrow. It has the cooperation of Farrow, as well as Dylan Farrow, the now-grown adopted daughter who has accused Allen of child abuse, and several of her friends and former employees – but Allen is heard only in recordings from press conferences, an audiobook reading of his autobiography, or phone conversations taped by Farrow herself. I’ve seen only the first two hours at this point, but so far, Allen v. Farrow is a “he said”/“she said” narrative that, pretty much, is all “she said.” In this #MeToo age – an age spurred in part, it showed be noted, by yet another Farrow sibling – listening to Farrow and some of her children’s claims is justifiable and even important. But other siblings in the Farrow household, and Allen himself, have a different story to tell… and you won’t find much of it here. For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower
 
 
 
 
 
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