Tag: Diane Keaton

TV: Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (1971)

TV: Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (1971)

November 16, 2017 | By

Running a compact 25 mins. Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story is a satire of the Nixon Administration, which was past the halfway point of its first term mandate when the short was scheduled for airing in February of 1972, but as the lore surrounding this ‘lost’ film goes…

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Two Shades of Diane Keaton: Baby Boom (1987) + The Little Drummer Girl (1984)

Two Shades of Diane Keaton: Baby Boom (1987) + The Little Drummer Girl (1984)

April 20, 2017 | By

Reviews of two distinct genre outings starring Diane Keaton: the romcom Baby Boom (1987) on Blu via Twilight Time + John Le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl (1984) from Warner Archives.

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BR: Baby Boom (1987)

BR: Baby Boom (1987)

April 20, 2017 | By

Former husband and wife team of Charles Shyer and Nancy Myers (Private Benjamin, Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride Part II) concocted this surprisingly effective update of a classic screwball comedy, and although the pair may not have intended Baby Boom to be a time capsule of mores and conflicts of women juggling career and family in the mid-1980s…

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Little Drummer Girl, The (1984)

Little Drummer Girl, The (1984)

April 20, 2017 | By

The absurdity of John Le Carré’s plot may have been the key attraction for Hill: an American actress working in a London rep theatre is recruited by the Israeli secret service to pretend she’s the lover of the bomber’s brother, acting out the role with her own real background until the bomber’s identified and ultimately neutralized…

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Woody Allen goes for Drama with Interiors (1978)

Woody Allen goes for Drama with Interiors (1978)

March 17, 2017 | By

Review of Woody Allen’s first formal drama on Blu, the Bergmanesque Interiors (1978) from Twilight Time.

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BR: Interiors (1978)

BR: Interiors (1978)

March 17, 2017 | By

Billed as Woody Allen’s first formal drama, Interiors is sandwiched between his much-lauded and awarded classics Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979), and although this creative gamble was nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Director and Best Writing, Interiors has aged into an overly mannered snapshot of a wounded matriarch and her bickering family…

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BR: Love and Death (1975)

BR: Love and Death (1975)

March 10, 2015 | By

Woody Allen’s poke at grave, important epic films (War and Peace, Waterloo) and fat Russian literature with a maze of characters feels like a project that had been simmering for a while, but Love and Death also marks the last overt spoof before Allen would craft more personal tales rooted in the rich urban environs of New York City…

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