Best Director 2011: When I Paint My Masterpiece

“I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some...
Posted On 28 Dec 2011

American Masters – Woody Allen, November 20, 21

Ryan already posted about this American Masters series American Masters.  But here is a trailer for it. It’s the year to once again circle back and celebrate the great Woody Allen for his highest grossing film to date, Midnight in Paris, which is maybe a perfect movie...
Posted On 05 Nov 2011

The State of the Race — The Directors: Gods & Demigods

(Top: Spielberg, Scorsese, De Palma, Lucas, and Coppola, 1994. Bottom: Hooper, Russel, Aronofsy, Nolan, and Fincher, 2010) Last year’s slate of Best Directors was one of the most impressive lineups ever. Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher, Joel and Ethan Coen, David O. Russell...
Posted On 20 Sep 2011

Midnight in Paris Expands to 1,038 screens, Becomes Woody Allen's Widest Release

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have increased MIDNIGHT IN PARIS’ theater count to 1, 038 screens, which marks the widest release of  any  Woody Allen film. The film has earned over $16 million dollars to date, so went today’s press release for the film....
Posted On 16 Jun 2011

Woody Allen Never Watches His Own Movies

From an interview with Allen in the NY Times when asked about trends in his later work compared to the past: No, it’s too hit or miss. There’s no rhyme or reason to anything that I do. It’s whatever seems right at the time. I’ve never once in my life seen any film of mine...
Posted On 17 Sep 2010