"When I discovered Woody Allen movies, I was like 16 years old and I remember realizing, 'This is why people like watching movies! Because they can reflect a culture that resembles the way you think.' It was just like one of those moments when you just get it.
"That's what I found with Woody Allen's movies, especially those from the late '80s and early '90s like 'Husbands and Wives,' 'Crimes and Misdemeanors,' and 'Hannah and Her Sisters'-- that one in particular stands out as one that really had a great impact on me.
"Those movies and the characters in those movies perfectly reflect the way that I view life, and they're really entertaining and psychologically probing at the same time-- which is not easy to achieve. All of those things make them really interesting to me.