Two young artists remade “Annie Hall” with a cast from a senior center. As actors and crew bonded, a new kind of love story developed.
Our film critic rewatched key films by the auteur to see if they held up in the #MeToo moment. He came to surprising conclusions.
The obituary for Billy Graham is discussed in the previous post. Please use the comments section here only to discuss this wonderful conversation, which includes a debate over the rule against sexual intercourse before marriage, Woody's...Show More Summary
Natalie Portman had a great response when she was asked a question about director Woody Allen, who she worked with on the 1996 movie Everyone Says I Love You. The 36-year-old Annihilation actress was asked by a BuzzFeed reporter if she felt “time may be up for Woody Allen” and she redirected the question for [...]
“I’m very interested in Woody Allen the filmmaker.”
“I’ve consistently stated the truth for 25 years, I won’t stop now.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning sincecure-haver Bret Stephens has taken a week in which the White House was found to have a nest of wife-beaters to devote 800 words to that most urgent of tasks…defending Woody Allen. Well, not exactly — Stephens spends 5 grafs of throat-clearing about the debunked Rolling Stone campus rape story, in order to […]
From the top-rated comment on "The Smearing of Woody Allen" (NYT):Dylan Farrow’s memory could plausibly have been altered by the intense atmosphere surrounding the charges, and she may have a perfectly sincere but false memory of the events. Show More Summary
Assuming that accusations are facts sends us down a dark path.
"Renouncing Woody Allen is painful for many of us, not just because we enjoy his work, but because it feels like renouncing a part of ourselves. It also feels cheap, because there's no point in renouncing him if we can't also renounce the part of us that finds his characters relatable. We need to take […]
“A. She was a whooore.” Woody Allen, everybody! A friend asked me, a few months back, whether I’d seen Woody Allen’s speech at the American Film Institute tribute to Diane Keaton in June, when she was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award. I hadn’t. I’d seen most of the event. It was shown on TCM, […]
A UC San Diego theater student is circulating a petition asking campus leaders to cancel a class devoted to the films of Woody Allen because of allegations by his adopted daughter that he molested her as a child. About 9,600 people had signed the online document through 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday....
LOUIS AND WOODY: What’s the way forward for an exposed creep? So why did Woody Allen make Irrational Man? The answer seems to be that it was time to make a movie. As Allen himself describes it, a major reason he makes movies in the first place is to beguile the time and distract himself […]
"A misconception abounds that feminists who want to bring abusers to account don’t accept Roland Barthes’s “death of the author” principle. This is not really true, at least for me. I consider Woody Allen and Roman Polanski’s movies gifts, to me and to the culture—even when they’re bad—and I’m never giving them back. I don’t […]
To repeat some of what I wrote earlier, According to Woody Allen, we all know that human existence is meaningless and that it ends, utterly and meaninglessly, with death. We all know this, he thinks, but we hide the horrible...
On a day when Alec Baldwin returned to both Saturday Night Live and the pages of The New York Times – the former a more joyful return, the latter seeing the newspaper rake the actor for his support of Woody Allen and James Toback – the...Show More Summary
More people seem to believe Dylan Farrow’s charge that her adoptive father sexually assaulted her when she was 7.
Woody Allen's French distributor has defended the American director against sexual abuse claims, saying the furore "taints the dignity of real victims."
Have Dylan Farrow's recently resurfaced allegations of sexual assault against Woody Allen soured France's fondness for the filmmaker? Allen's movies generally overindex here, where he is among the pantheon of cherished auteurs. But when...Show More Summary