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Annie Hall - Film Review

When I watched Annie Hall, it reminded me of a homemade patchwork quilt. There’s something about it that’s comforting, bespoke, and a bit rough around the edges. 275 more words

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, Woody Allen)

!!! A+ FILM !!!

The first thing to note about Hannah and Her Sisters is how lovingly directed it is. As ever, Woody Allen’s visual sense is immaculate — you can go to New York and it’ll be beautiful but it’ll never look this good — as is his unusual, elastic blocking of scenes. 1,301 more words

AFI 400 Nominees

Classic Scene: Play It Again Sam (1972)

This always makes me chuckle: a perfect example of simple, funny writing, good delivery and impeccable timing. In this scene from Play It Again Sam… 30 more words


Crimes and Misdemanors (1989)

Director: Woody Allen

Screenwriter: Woody Allen

Cast: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston

Given the relatively poor month for movies March has turned out to be, I have once again delved into the vault to review a film that is not a new release.  1,225 more words

Saying Goodbye to Manhattan (and Woody Allen)

This is a piece about Woody Allen. But first, let me start with a little context.

I was living in New York on September 11, 2001. 2,053 more words

You will meet a tall dark stranger

I watched the Woody Allen movie of this title last night, and was saddened by the slide into banality of a director I once found extraordinary. 557 more words


Why We Need Celebrities

I was discussing the Mariel Hemingway/Woody Allen situation with a friend yesterday, and she asked “do we expect more from celebrities?” Why do we expend so much time and energy discussing their personal lives? 966 more words