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Thursday, February 6 2014

Have a Little Faith in People: Woody Allen, ‘Blue Jasmine’, and Returning to Form

Blue Jasmine goes some way towards restoring our faith in Woody Allen's talent. Against the odds, and late in the game, Woody has hit a home run. He actually has returned to form, this time.


Thursday, August 2 2012

What Is Summer in New York Without Woody Allen?

Woody (and Penelope, and Alec, and Ellen, and Greta) on Woody: The director and cast of To Rome With Love talk fame, fans, and Fellini.


Thursday, February 16 2012

Love, Death and Bananas: The Early Woody Allen

Woody Allen's early career is a window into his development both as a filmmaker and as an artist. Rarely are an early filmmaker's works so rewarding, where even the most lighthearted farces can be poignant and brilliant, even for a moment.


Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.


Monday, January 16 2012

The Best Female Film Performances of 2011

It was a monumental year for women in film as our selections for 2011's best female performances indicate... over and over and over again.


Columns

Thursday, July 19 2012

In Defense Of... Woody Allen's Recent Work

Before you jump to conclusions about Woody Allen's latest, To Rome with Love, take a second to consider exactly what it is you are criticizing. Is it the man or is it the man's reputation?


Monday, February 27 2012

'A Moveable Feast' in 'Midnight in Paris'

Ernest Hemingway compared Paris to a moveable feast because no matter what time it is, Paris is always the magnificent city of lights. Woody Allen expands upon Hemingway's testimony in the magical Midnight in Paris.


Reviews

Thursday, February 6 2014

'Blue Jasmine' Is Woody Allen's Greatest Tragedy

Tennessee Williams sent his Blanche du Bois into the abyss, Woody Allen sends his Jasmine to the magical world where she always longed to be.


Friday, July 26 2013

Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' Is a Portrait of a Lost Lady

Blue Jasmine is a portrait of a woman unsympathetic in so many ways, but nonetheless touching in her utter loss.


Friday, June 22 2012

'To Rome with Love' is Redundant Woody Allen

John and Jack's relationship will serve to articulate the movie's fundamental theme, the same theme you've seen in every other Woody Allen movie: men want what they don't have.


Tuesday, February 14 2012

'Woody Allen: A Documentary', Like the Best of His Movies, Makes You Laugh and Breaks Your Heart

Woody Allen has been one of the most influential figures in cinema for more than four decades while remaining an enigma...until now.


Friday, May 20 2011

'Midnight in Paris': Prufrock's My Mantra!

Being in a Woody Allen movie, Carla Bruni is at once an French fantasy and a joke about that fantasy.


Blogs

Tuesday, February 14 2012

Woody Allen's Mock-doc 'Zelig' at Stranger Than Fiction on 14 February

"I love baseball. You know, it doesn't have to mean anything. It's just very beautiful to watch." Thus Leonard Zelig (Woody Allen) indicates his peculiarly


Tuesday, August 2 2011

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.


Friday, May 20 2011

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!


Sunday, June 20 2010

Once You Go Geek...: She's Out of My League

When it comes to comedy's current cyclical nature, the dork is the new dreamboat, while the good looking loser is the lynchpin for every possible punchline.


Thursday, June 11 2009

Whatever Works dir. Woody Allen (video clips)

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


'Barcelona' Betrays Allen's Stifled Storytelling (Short Ends and Leader) [14.Aug.08]
Goodbye, Woody (Short Ends and Leader) [3.Aug.08]

News

Monday, January 9 2012

Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese receive nominations for DGA Award

LOS ANGELES — There’s only one newcomer to the feature film nominees announced Monday for the 64th annual DGA Awards: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist.”


Tuesday, November 8 2011

Woody Allen is the (reluctant) subject of two-part PBS documentary

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Writer-filmmaker Woody Allen may be a private kind of a guy, but when it comes to deconstructing Woody, everybody’s eager to


Thursday, August 4 2011

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 private


Thursday, July 14 2011

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


Thursday, May 12 2011

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 year's


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