Tag: Diane Keaton

Orphan No More: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

Orphan No More: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

April 30, 2018 | By

Review of Mark Rydell’s Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976), the former orphan film newly released on Blu via Twilight Time.

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BR: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

BR: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

April 30, 2018 | By

You could argue quite convincingly that the success of the Oscar-winning The Sting (1973) spawned a small wave of period caper films, if not augmenting the appeal among audiences for tales of whimsy set in an era in which global crises had either passed or were still a few years away – namely WWI and WWII…

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Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) + Alice (1990)

Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) + Alice (1990)

April 28, 2018 | By

Woody Allen’s Alice (1990) + Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) are reviewed via Twilight Time’s very lovely Blu-rays.

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BR: Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

BR: Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

April 27, 2018 | By

MMM is a screwball comedy reformulated into a pitch black misadventure where dangerous entanglements recur with greater intensity, and the nonsense begins when against Larry’s wishes Carol agrees to accept an invitation of coffee & cake by senior neighbours Paul and Lillian House…

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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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