Tag: Mia Farrow

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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BR: Broadway Danny Rose (1983)

BR: Broadway Danny Rose (1983)

May 22, 2014 | By

Oscar-nominated for Best Director and Screenplay, Woody Allen’s virtually perfect film is more than a partial homage to the absurd and ridiculous screwball misadventures of the forties and fifties, as filtered and adapted to Allen’s own sensibilities…

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DVD: Guns at Batasi (1964)

DVD: Guns at Batasi (1964)

January 24, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / G . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Twentieth Century-Fox / Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: May 23, 2006 Genre: Drama / War / Politics Synopsis: A group of British soldiers find themselves trapped when their base is surrounded by rebel soldiers during […]

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