Woody Allen is the director of 48 films and writer of 70—and with this said—Allen’s odd brand of neurotic conversational humor has become a staple in American cinema. But this is precisely why Allen’s time travel romantic comedy Midnight in Paris’ is such a fresh breath of air. Owen Wilson plays Gil Pender: a frenzied screenwriter visiting Paris with his fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams). Pender finds an odd cobble-stoned street where a Peugeot taxi picks him up at the same time every night. From here he is mysteriously transported back to the roaring ‘20s and gets to meet literary greats, artists and filmmakers who help him get focus on the difficulties in his relationship. Allen weaves a bewitching romantic comedy that should be honored for its ingenuity—if not for its crafty intertexuality.