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Can’t Knock Woody Allen’s Hustle

The prolific director’s latest isn’t his greatest, but it’s good enough.

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 READ MORE



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Chain Linked

On Feb. 25 the Santa Monica City Council votes on whether Paul Conrad’s peace sculpture should be knocked over and replaced with retail development. Because nothing says we should work to prevent nuclear self-annihilation like a Tommy Bahama, a food court and a lighted fountain full of pennies tossed by shoppers wishing for world peace with their eyes closed.

Posted on Jan 11, 2014 READ MORE    



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Woody Allen’s Latest Shows He’s Still Got It

Imagine—77 years old and still making movies as good as “Blue Jasmine,” when most directors his age are out of work or collecting dubious awards.

Posted on Aug 2, 2013 READ MORE



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Woody’s Latest Riff

There is no reason not to see something like “To Rome With Love.” It’s an amiable film. But it’s also something like a bag full of querulous cats, brimming with comic ideas that only occasionally come together in sustained, well-developed riffs.

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 READ MORE



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This is the 30th Year in a Row Woody Allen Has Directed at Least One New Movie

According to his IMDb filmography, this is the 30th year in a row that the filmmaker has directed at least one feature film, starting with 1982’s “A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy.” He was only slightly less prolific in the 16 years prior.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 READ MORE



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‘Midnight in Paris’: Tripping the City of Light Fantastic

Gil (Owen Wilson) is lolling on some steps in Paris, contemplating his moderately unhappy fate when an antique automobile pulls up and no less than F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda invite him to join them. In, as it happens, the 1920s, in the City of Light.

Posted on May 20, 2011 READ MORE


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Woody Allen Strips American Apparel of $5 Million

Woody Allen walked away with $5 million American Apparel dollars on Monday in a settlement of his lawsuit against the hipster-magnet clothing company. The actor-director had sued American Apparel for $10 million after the company put up billboards with an ad showing Allen dressed as a rabbi—an image taken from a scene from “Annie Hall”—without his permission.

Posted on May 18, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Bush Channels Woody Allen in Saudi Arabia

Jon Stewart just might be onto something with his analysis of how oil-pricing fluctuations happen—just watch as President Bush (doing his best impression of a certain notoriously neurotic New Yorker), perhaps aware of his diminishing bargaining power in the twilight months of his presidency, bravely speaks on behalf of American oil consumers during his recent Mideast sojourn. 

Posted on Jan 18, 2008 READ MORE


Allen’s Auteur Dilemma

In “Match Point,” Woody Allen abandons his quirky cosmos for beauty and treachery. Sheerly Avni explores why greatness continues to elude the self-effacing filmmaker.

Posted on Jan 8, 2006 READ MORE


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