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Ben Stiller Takes on a Woody Allen Persona in ‘While We’re Young’

This examination of documentary filmmaking, of truth and not-quite-truth, is somewhat undercut by the neuroses of its male lead (Ben Stiller).

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‘Top Five’ Is the First Film to Fully Showcase Chris Rock’s Genius

Top Five is one of the most original and satisfying comedies in years.

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In ‘Magic in the Moonlight’, Ideas Trump Characters

The fundamentalist atheism and myopic intellectualism of Woody Allen's latest depiction of an older man/younger woman dynamic makes it a pale imitation of his best work.

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HBO’s ‘Casting By’ Highlights Film’s Creative Rapports

"I don't like casting," says Woody Allen, in his version of how crucial he finds his longtime collaborator, casting director Juliet Taylor, "I don't like to meet people in any area."

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For Whom the Buzz Stolls: An Interview with Midnight in Paris’ Corey Stoll

Actor Corey Stoll breezed in to steal Midnight in Paris out from under his co-stars and now, headed into awards season, his memorable characterization of legend Ernest Hemingway in Woody Allen's most successful film to date feels decidedly poised to enter the Supporting Actor race.

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One by One, We’re All Becoming Shades: An Interview with Anjelica Huston

In her newest film 50/50, the actress brings everything full circle, combining comedy and high drama with another far less-discussed area of her expertise: the ability to work a good old-fashioned bad wig and turn it into a powerful acting tool.

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4 Aug 2011 // 9:55 AM

TCA 2011: Woody Allen finally lets down his guard for PBS

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Woody Allen is one of America’s most well-known and distinctive filmmakers, but he is also intensely elusive, a filmmaker who is

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100 Essential Directors - Woody Allen

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 1: Chantal Akerman - Bernardo Bertolucci

Neurotic New Yorkers, Queer Mavericks, Swedish close-ups and the art of putting a microphone on every person on set are but a few of the themes explored in PopMatters' first group of ten essential directors, Chantal Akerman through Bernardo Bertolucci. Please note that any perceived omissions were likely on purpose...

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14 Jul 2011 // 6:30 AM

Woody Allen again opts to film movie in Europe

Woody Allen, the Brooklyn-born director who defined New York for filmgoers with such hits as “Bullets Over Broadway” and “Annie Hall,” is once again choosing

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19 Jun 2011 // 9:00 PM

Where’s Woody?

What does an artist the caliber of Woody Allen do when he’s reached the pinnacle of his artistic accomplishment -- while only in his early 40s?

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Let the Golden Age Begin: Woody Allen’s Parisian Affair

Allen's Midnight in Paris redefines the traditional summer film, and redefines the auteur yet again...but don't call it a comeback!

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You Only Go Around Once: Death and Nostalgia in the Films of Woody Allen

On the eve of the release of Woody Allen's newest film Midnight in Paris, opening May 20 in limited release, PopMatters examines the director's fondness for deftly employing nostalgia as a cinematic language throughout his career.

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12 May 2011 // 5:27 AM

Cannes Film Festival opening all about Woody Allen

CANNES, France — The world’s premier film festival has commenced, and the late 1960s Jerry Schatzberg photograph of Faye Dunaway at the center of this

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Even the Best Laid Plans… ‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger’

Woody Allen's characters struggle alone, searching aimlessly for that saving grace that makes it all worthwhile. Amidst all the despair, a bit of hope glimmers.

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Gem Found: An Interview with Damon Castillo

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

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19 Jun 2009 // 4:40 AM

Woody Allen can’t curb his enthusiasm for Larry David

Woody Allen needs no introduction. Love him or hate him, he’s been making movies since 1966 and has been a major factor in our cultural

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19 Jun 2009 // 4:10 AM

Whatever Works

Whatever Works, a reported reworking of a 30-year-old script, is overtly old.

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‘Whatever Works’ for Larry David is starring in Woody Allen’s new movie

Larry David likes being the curmudgeon. He works at it, pushes that grumpy image. A reporter is calling him from Orlando? “Lakers in five!” he

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12 Jun 2009 // 3:52 AM

Whatever Works Director: Woody Allen Cast: Larry David, Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, Evan Rachel Wood Opening: 19 June 2009 Distributor: Sony Pictures

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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