Let’s get the obvious comparison out of the way first: Yes, this looks and feels very much like a Woody Allen comedy from the ‘80s. The trailer for Dustin Guy Defa’s Person To Person features a sprawling cast, comic vignettes taking place all over New York City, and wry, meandering conversations about life, love, and what it all means. Show More Summary
There wasn’t much pain in suburbia, but there was enough boredom to set loose a boy’s imagination and send him toward “Monty Python,” Woody Allen, “Saturday Night Live” and the expanding universe of science-fiction. Add Norman Lear, a bit of David Foster Wallace and that boy ends up in Hollywood,...
Woody Allen made a rare public appearance on Thursday night. Read more...
"Death is like a colonoscopy," Woody Allen mused at Keaton's lifetime achievement dinner.
It was quite a night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood as Diane Keaton became the 45th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. It was also the most star studded of these evenings I have witnessed in a long time, maybe since Mike Nichols in 2010. Show More Summary
In a rare public appearance in Los Angeles, director Woody Allen appeared at the AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony for Diane Keaton to both roast and honor the actress who starred in Annie Hall and many of his other most famous films. As part of his surprise appearance, the controversial ... More »
In “Stardust Memories,” Woody Allen described his mother’s cooking as putting food through “the deflavorizing machine.” “The Hunter’s Prayer” is like a Luc Besson film put through a deflavorizing machine to remove any element that could be distinctive, energetic, or fun. Show More Summary
Woody Allen gives his longtime friend Diane Keaton a hug while honoring her at the American Film Institute’s 2017 Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute on Thursday (June 8) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Diane had support from a legendary group of friends at the event, including Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Warren Beatty, [...]
We’re not sure how we missed this incredible Radiohead cover when Weezer recorded it 2011, but we figured some of you might have missed it too. One commenter said Rivers singing Thom’s part was “Like seeing Woody Allen in a Batman movie.” We agree, but in a good way.
Okay, so what are we talking about here? Morality? Choice? The randomness of life? Murder? The article The Moral Conundrum(s) of Woody Allen appeared first on Film School Rejects.
Over the past few years, more and more high-profile film directors have been fleeing the uncertain world of cinema in favor of longform television shows. David Fincher, Cary Fukunaga, Steven Soderbergh, Woody Allen, David O. Russell,...Show More Summary
"The other day, I compared him to Woody Allen--who lives in his own world. "
The core of modern filmmaking is directors filming themselves, whether it’s Jerry Lewis or Spike Lee or Wendell B. Harris, Jr., Elaine May or John Cassavetes or Jacques Tati, Woody Allen or Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Joe Swanberg or Lena Dunham or, of course, Orson Welles. Show More Summary
In honor of Annie Hall’s 40th anniversary, screenwriter Marshall Brickman looks back on the process by which Anhedonia, the complicated, surreal film he wrote with Woody Allen, was pared down to the more straightforward romantic comedy Annie Hall. Movie nerds are probably familiar with Allen’s original vision for the film, ... More »
Why do we still care about "Annie Hall," 40 years after its release (on April 20, 1977)? Because it's a cinema landmark, the romantic comedy that created the template for nearly all the rom-coms that followed. It was also a landmark film for Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. Show More Summary
Woody Allen's classic romantic comedy turns 40 this week, so we look back to see how it has aged.
Ingmar Bergman is one of the greatest of modern directors, but he’s also an instant object of comedy because of his incidental association with Woody Allen, America’s leading Bergmaniac. That association is actually more than incidental, however; it’s symptomatic. Show More Summary
They've announced the winner of this year's (Woody Allen, Hannah and her Sisters-inspired) prix de la Page 112 -- and it went to Sanglier, by Dominique Rameau (the 70-year-old author's debut), out from Éditions Corti; see their publicity page.
In the latest Comic Book Legends Revealed, learn whether famous film director Woody Allen once starred in his own daily newspaper comic strip! The post Comic Legends: Did Woody Allen Really Have His Own Comic Strip? appeared first on CBR.