Tag: Mia Farrow

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: Alice (1990)

BR: Alice (1990)

April 27, 2018 | By

Alice is clearer example of Woody Allen revisiting his familiar template of an unhappily married woman going through a series of personal adventures before she decides it’s time to change her life and begin a second and more enlightened phase that may not even require a husband or boyfriend…

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BR: Husbands and Wives (1992)

BR: Husbands and Wives (1992)

March 2, 2018 | By

Woody Allen’s last film starring Mia Farrow is one of his best and darkest comedies, hyper-fixating on the (largely) negative effects of infidelity – the film earned Oscar nominations for writing and supporting actress (Judy Davis) – but its most powerful moments…

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BR: September (1987)

BR: September (1987)

November 16, 2017 | By

Released the same year as Radio Days, Woody Allen’s September retains the cast members Mia Farrow and Dianne Wiest, but the tone harkens back to the auteur’s Interiors (1978), a more dour and overwrought attempt at Serious Drama…

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BR: Another Woman (1988)

BR: Another Woman (1988)

May 8, 2017 | By

If Interiors (1978) had Woody Allen oozing with the somber mood, visual minimalism, and dreadfully serious characters of a dead serious Ingmar Bergman drama, Another Woman is a more satisfying hybrid, unfolding like a filmed stage play with every scene is tied to a central character in a deep state of ennui…

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DVD: John and Mary (1969)

DVD: John and Mary (1969)

March 8, 2017 | By

This flawed but intriguing little film has been maligned a bit over the years as a forgotten dud, made about a year after three of the principles – stars Dustin Hoffman, Mia Farrow, and director Peter Yates – had achieved major box office stardom in The Graduate (1967), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), andBullitt (1968), respectively…

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BR: Zelig (1983)

BR: Zelig (1983)

January 12, 2017 | By

Woody Allen’s Zelig drew plenty of attention for its bravura visual effects in which fictional Leonard Zelig (Allen, of course) and others were seamlessly blended with real newsreel and archival film footage, creative a perfect mockumentary that feels like some previously lost, one-time, feature-length Fox Movietone production that was initially aborted and later completed decades after the footage was discovered in some dank vault holding RKO oddities…

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BR: Shadows and Fog (1991)

BR: Shadows and Fog (1991)

November 26, 2015 | By

Drawing from his one-act comedy play “Death,” Woody Allen expanded his Franz Kafka riff into an overt homage to German Expressionism, that moody film style characterized by shadowy B&W cinematography where daylight is barely seen,..

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BR: Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, A (1982)

BR: Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, A (1982)

October 1, 2015 | By

From William Shakespeare’s classic play A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream of fairy dusted lovers true and accidental, errors in judgment, and wacky hijinks between various couples, to Ingmar Bergman’s variation Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) in which said hijinks are isolated to one extended night, we have another extrapolation from Woody Allen…

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BR: Purple Rose of Cairo, The (1985)

BR: Purple Rose of Cairo, The (1985)

March 10, 2015 | By

Woody Allen’s gem of a fantasy is drenched in nostalgia for the era – Depression Era 1930s, the elegance of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, warm woody tones, tweed outfits and caps, and the cacophony of street diners – but it’s probably most beloved for exploring the secret fantasy of many movie lovers: What would happen if a character you adored in a movie came to life?

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