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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, December 4 2014

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.


Friday, July 25 2014

Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight' Considers the Value of Illusion

Stanley rejects the very notion of an afterlife, bitterly noting, like so many Woody Allen characters before him, that our current existence is all we get.


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.


Thursday, July 25 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.


Thursday, June 21 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.


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.


Thursday, May 19 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

Friday, July 25 2014

Woody Allen looks in the rearview mirror

CHICAGO — Before he made movies — “Magic in the Moonlight” is his 44th film as director in 48 years — Woody Allen worked as a gag writer, then


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


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