Posts Tagged ‘woody allen’

Documentaries on artists are at their best when they manage to capture, through interviews, clips, context and commentary, everything it is that you love about the person in question. You should leave with a sense that their lives have been summed up, and you’ve been eloquently reminded of their virtues. And that means that this […]


Salon sets the challenge as follows: It is assumed that you’ll have an indestructible DVD player with a solar-recharging power source… You can list 10 feature films, one short and a single, self-contained season of a TV series. The short is easy. I’d take One Week without a second thought. As is my choice for a first feature […]


Owen Wilson (Gil), Rachel McAdams (Inez), Michael Seen (Paul), Carla Bruni (Guide), Kathy Bates (Gertrude Stein), Marion Cotillard (Adriana), Adrien Brody (Salvador Dali). Screenplay by Woody Allen. Directed by Woody Allen. Rating: 12. Running time: 94 minutes. Ever noticed how since Manhattan, Woody Allen seems to feel obliged to begin his films with dull scene […]


Two more months and we’ll be on the home stretch towards the awards season again. Everybody knows that if it’s a year Christopher Nolan is busy filming rather than releasing, cinema practically dies from the end of the Oscars in March until the beginning of October. I’ve found a few exceptions, but this year is […]


Naomi Watts (Sally Channing), Anthony Hopkins (Alfie Shebritch), Antonio Banderas (Greg), Josh Brolin (Roy Channing), Freida Pinto (Dia), Gemma Jones (Helena Shebritch), Pauline Collins (Cristal). Screenplay by Woody Allen. Directed by Woody Allen. Rating: 12A. Running time: 96 minutes. Woody Allen may be a nihilist, but it seems that he has judged himself to have […]


Groucho Marx (Rufus T. Firefly), Harpo Marx (Pinky), Chico Marx (Chicolini). Screenplay by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Directed by Leo McCarey. Rating: U. Running time: 68 minutes. Proclaimed as the ultimate Marx brothers film and for good reason, Duck Soup is a ferocious 60 minutes of non-stop gags of the visual and audible variety. […]


So this is my first blog post that’s not a review, but it’s also the first time since I started running this thing that the Fall of a year has approached. That means it’s Oscar season. Because of the Academy’s short memory, it seems all studios make sure their films are released in the three […]