Director: Woody Allen

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

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I often say that Woody Allen has never made a film that I don’t like, and couldn’t even if he wanted to. But lately it sometimes seems that he is actually trying to.  Starting with Vicky Christina Barcelona, Allen started using off-screen narrators, using young American actors who are not known for doing narration. This […]

Whatever Works (2009)

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Woody Allen has never made a movie I didn’t like. Even the ones that no one seems to like, like Interiors, September, and A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, I love. But as I settled into the first 5 minutes of Whatever Works, I was afraid that a new precedent would be set. I don’t really […]

Cassandra’s Dream (2007)

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It is always a treat for me to see one of Woody Allen’s films for the first time. Cassandra’s Dream was the last of his released movies that I hadn’t seen, so from now on I will have to wait for his forthcoming films to be released. Good thing he comes out with one every […]

Small Time Crooks (2000)

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I have been a big Woody Allen fan and have watched most of his movies at least once, and a few of the multiple times. I have been re-reading the collection of interviews Woody Allen on Woody Allen, which of course really makes me pine to watch the films again, so I have been going […]

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

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I am continuing to go back and watch the Woody Allen films I have only seen once or twice, as opposed to the others that I have seen over and over. I sort of remembered Deconstructing Harry as an ambitious film that didn’t work all that well, but watching it again, I appreciated that it […]

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

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OK, continuing to go back through the Woody Allen films I haven’t seen more than once. I had thought of Mighty Aphrodite as one of my least favorites by Allen, but enjoyed it this time around. Woody Allen experimented with transplanting a Greek chorus into a modern setting in his play from the ’70s, God, […]

Shadows and Fog (1991)

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I am continuing to go through the Woody Allen films I have only seen once or twice. Shadows and Fog was the first Allen film I saw in the theater when it was first released. It came out the same year as Steven Solderberg’s Kafka, with which it shares a visual style, although Soderberg shot […]

Stardust Memories (1980)

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Today is Woody Allen’s 75th birthday. I wrote a long guide to his movies to mark the occasion, but I did not have time to make it as comprehensive as I was hoping to make it. Maybe I can expand it before his 80th birthday. I also wanted to celebrate the day by watching one […]

Interiors (1978)

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So I am continuing going back through the Woody Allen films I have only seen once or twice. Interiors has to be Allen second least popular movie, with September having the dubious distinction of being at the bottom of the list. It would smack of affectation if I said that Interiors is my favorite Woody […]

Take the Money and Run (1969)

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Woody Allen’s first true directorial credit is a fun and silly film which I have seen countless times, usually laughing at the same spots every time I see it. But Take the Money and Run is the kind of film that is always all the more fun to watch with others. I remember the first […]

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