Someone asked me if director Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha is a coming-of-age story; the answer gave me pause. A floundering 27 year-old named Frances (Greta Gerwig) does move closer to adulthood in the course of the movie. But Baumbach’s...Show More Summary
Remember that great scene in Annie Hall where kids stand up in an elementary school classroom and indicate what they will become as adults? On Friday afternoon, an equally charming echo of that classic sequence unfolded at the offices...Show More Summary
Alexa L. McMahon In the proverbial game of economic dodgeball, America usually picks Africa last. Increasingly though, the Chinese are noting and capitalizing on what they see as a missed U.S. trade opportunity with the world's second-largest...Show More Summary
Kim Kardashian proved she's the ying to Kanye West's yang at a fashion show in Paris this weekend... by wearing matching black and white his and his suits.Looking like a 21st century Annie Hall, a very serious Kim went to the dark side at the…
Do you still keep an argyle miniskirt in your closet? Are you sporting a short pixie haircut? Or maybe, you're all about Wayfarer sunglasses? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you have Hollywood to thank for your keen style. Show More Summary
Here's what's happening in LA tonight: an 'Annie Hall' screening, Al Gore in conversation with Madeline Brand, restaurateur Eddie Huang signs his memoir, MUSE/IQUE and music for a school night. Read on for all the details. [ more › ...
From Annie Hall To Empire Strikes Back.
Like most New Yorkers, I have a particular fond-ness for vintage Woody Allen… in particular, his iconic Annie Hall. I’m surprised, given his popularity, that more people don’t turn to Woody for wedding inspiration (though, recently Fashion Blogger Man Repeller wed her hubby with a “Midnight in Paris” theme.) So, today, I thought I’d give [...]Show More Summary
Debby was his niece, which makes sense, because it is a better name for a niece than a lover, if you're writing a jazz arrangement. Also, Bill Evans owned a racehorse named "Annie Hall," and was a grade-A genius and also a tragic, tragic drug addict, like Miles Davis and Chet Baker and John Coltrane and Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker and... Show More Summary
Diane Keaton won our hearts in 1977's debatably biographic “Annie Hall,” with her oversized men’s shirts, bowler hats and flamboyant neuroses that we found all...
Remember the "McLuhan Moments"? There's a scene in "Annie Hall" in which Woody Allen starts lecturing some loudmouth in a movie-theater line about how little he knows about Marshall McLuhan. When the guy protests, Allen brings the actual McLuhan over. "You know nothing of my wor …
Seitz Asks: What show do you watch each week, even though it keeps disappointing you?Seitz Answers: Boardwalk Empire. HBO's Prohibition-era saga Boardwalk Empire reminds me of the punch line of an old joke, quoted in Annie Hall, about two old guys eating at a Catskills resort. One guy says, "The food here ... More »
Women of gender-bending inclination have plenty of role models. Diane Keaton in Annie Hall. Bianca Jagger's sharp white suits, or Tilda Swinton's androgynous good looks. Even as Jenna Lyons designs for women, she shops from the men's side of J.Crew. These ladies look cool, effortless, yet put-together, especially when they wear ... More »
Ohhhhh, it's Elisha Cuthbert as Diane Keaton as Annie Hall. ... More »
We talked a few months ago about "McLuhan Moments." To recap, there's a scene in "Annie Hall" in which Woody Allen starts lecturing some loudmouth in a movie-theater line about how little he knows about Marshall McLuhan. When the guy protests, Allen brings the actual McLuhan over …
While San Francisco is home to the finest food, it's also home to some of the laziest food criticism. Each overheard tidbit can come off as painful as the cinematic nuggets of turd uttered by that pretentious schlub in Annie Hall (we're guilty of this, too, by the way). Show More Summary
Hipstercrite "Every day is Annie Hall day," said reader Hipstercrite, who paired a bold lip color with her icon-inspired outfit. Click here to view this gallery. Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone. Of course, just because it's no longer Fashion Week in name doesn't mean the models and stilettos disappear all together. Show More Summary
Like clockwork, Woody Allen winds up a film every year, and with each film, we’re left wondering if – Annie Hall and its Oscars notwithstanding – Stardust Memories isn’t the director’s definitive work. In that 1980 feature, the character played by Allen, a filmmaker, is torn between fame and obscurity, and between his hunger to [...]
Hollywood makes a lot of love stories in which the couple end up happily ever after, but the ones that endure tend to be those where the opposite is true. Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, Annie Hall—love doesn't conquer all in any ofShow More Summary
Being successful sure is nice, but what everybody really wants is to be taken seriously. Whether it's Woody Allen following up Annie Hall with the dour Interiors, George Michael turning away from the pop stardom of Faith for the confessional Listen Without Prejudice Vol. Show More Summary