Woody Allen

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Woody Allen in Familiar Territory with An Irrational Man If you’re a Woody Allen fan you’ll recognize his dialogue immediately. Pretentious, lofty academics, vibrant worshipful female students coming on to their professors, the constant dialogue between morality and immorality – ...
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Looks like yet another great performance from Joaquin Phoenix, not to mention Parker Posey and Emma Stone.
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Emma Stone ought to be playing Colin Firth’s daughter and not his love interest but hey, other than that…
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“Magic in the Moonlight” is a romantic comedy about a debunker (Colin Firth) brought in to help unmask a possible psychic swindler (Emma Stone). Complications ensue. Set in the south of France in the 1920s against a backdrop of wealthy ...
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When I was in my early twenties I used to go to the movies to watch Hannah and Her Sisters. I saw it maybe seven times, ritualizing it with a carton of white rice and plum sauce. I was fully ...
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Reported in Mother Jones: Update: Allen’s attorney Elkan Abramowitz sent Mother Jones the following statement on Sunday afternoon: It is tragic that after 20 years a story engineered by a vengeful lover resurfaces after it was fully vetted and rejected ...
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The Cecil B. DeMille award is only an honor if you believe in awards, which Woody Allen does not. It was reported today that he will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award, and I guess this means ...
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This pic turned up on Facebook with Ms. Blanchett and Woody Allen – word has it this is a good one, along the lines of Match Point.  We’ll have to wait and see when the pic is released in June. ...

Sasha already mentioned this last week, but well worth repeating the heads up for anyone who forgot or might have missed it. Sunday and Monday, November 20-21, the American Masters series broadcasts its 2-part profile of Woody Allen. Promo preview ...

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 ...

Podcast: Play in new window | Download A few happenings on the web related to the sleeping dog that is the Oscar race.  We wait, we wait, we wait. In Contention reports that Hans Zimmer has bowed out of the ...

(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 ...

Probably the only television exposure more prestigious than a 60-minutes segment in peak Oscar season, a profile on PBS American Masters is a rare honor reserved for national treasures. All the more rare when it spotlights a subject as chronically ...

Pretty Penny just snapped on the set of Woody Allen’s Bop Decameron (thanks to Javier — no, not THAT Javier): More after the cut.

As Midnight in Paris continues to rake in cash as one of the most popular Woody Allen films ever, he readies his next stop on the Grand Tour of Europe, finalizing the cast for Bop Decameron, to be set in ...

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I really enjoyed Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.  It, along with The Artist, and Tree of Life and Le Havre represented, to me, a great contrast to the usual hard-hitting fare offered up at Cannes this year.  But more than ...

Watching a Woody Allen movie these days is like waiting for the other shoe to drop: When is the film going to stop being great and suddenly go bad? By the end of “Midnight in Paris,” which opened the Cannes ...

Maybe someday Woody Allen will assemble the cast of his dreams and make a movie starring Ron Rifkin, Bob Balaban, David Cross, Austin Pendleton, each representing another facet of nebbish. For now we’ll have to be satisfied that Roberto Benigni ...

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