Tag Archives: Woody Allen

Blue Jasmine

There’s only so many traumas a person can withstand ‘til they take to the streets and start screaming. Woody Allen has inspired some looking the other way in his career with pro-Woody factions taking responsibility for his ‘admittedly lesser work’ … Continue reading

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2 Days in New York

They’re doing something freaky with my toothbrush. One of the hassles of blogging movie reviews for no money–and I’ll stick to just one for now–is that to be topical, one must watch and review new movies, but new movies are … Continue reading

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To Rome with Love

When I was young I was left, but I was never a communist, I couldn’t share a bathroom. I’ve come, unbeknownst to myself, to the AARP screening of To Rome with Love (2012), the new movie from Woody Allen.  It’s 1:55, so that’s … Continue reading

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Whatever Works

Let me tell you right off, I’m not a likable guy. Woody Allen has this thing for old men being teachers to young, impressionable, slightly dimwitted beauties.  What is that?  Is there some kind of impulse in some people to take on … Continue reading

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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

He owns an occult book shop.  He’s very devout in a new age way. Woody Allen has a standard kind of film that he’ll go to from time to time.  It comes from the mold of Manhattan (1979).  It’s an ensemble of couples … Continue reading

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Sleeper

What do you believe in?  Sex and death, but at least after death you’re not nauseous. Woody Allen movies can probably be broken down into any number of categories.  Thus far, I’m up to three:  The classic romantic comedies, the … Continue reading

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Zelig

I want to be liked. Woody Allen, as an institution (if that isn’t too vomit-inducing a term), is something special.  There are Hitchcock movies.  There were Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn movies.  There were Frank Capra movies.  The list could go … Continue reading

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