Doc about the fabled 88-year-old New York hotel is for a while pretty interesting, examining the interaction between the superb (and discreet) staff and the celebrity jet-setters that stay there. Woody Allen does his clarinet concerts in the bar, which was made famous by Bobby Short. Its history and refinement conjure up a fading, more elegant age. But then you realize that you, in all likelihood, will never, ever stay there, and that you are watching, considering most people’s dire financial straits these days, a rather tone-deaf infomercial consisting of being talked at by smug one-percenters. Nope. (92 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.