Tag: Woody Allen

Woody Allen’s Another Woman (1988)

Woody Allen’s Another Woman (1988)

May 8, 2017 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s new Blu-ray edition of Woody Allen’s underrated drama Another Woman (1988).

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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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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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Reality, Absurd Dreams, and Faux History: Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories & Zelig

Reality, Absurd Dreams, and Faux History: Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories & Zelig

January 12, 2017 | By

Reviews of two zingers from Woody Allen: the not-really-comedic Stardust Memories (1980) and the brilliant mockumentary Zelig (1983), both on Blu from Twilight Time.

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BR: Stardust Memories (1980)

BR: Stardust Memories (1980)

January 12, 2017 | By

Woody Allen’s examination of fame, adulation, and the worth of a comedian’s career is filtered through a Felliniesque lens that’s still a bit of a challenge 35+ years since its release, perhaps because, to paraphrase fan salvos aimed at central character Sandy Bates, ‘it’s not as funny as his older films…

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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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Woody Does Expressionism: Shadows and Fog (1991)

Woody Does Expressionism: Shadows and Fog (1991)

November 26, 2015 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s new Blu of Woody Allen’s homage to German Expressionism, Shadows and Fog (1991), plus some personalized editorial blather.

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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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Shakespeare, Bergman, Mendelssohn, and Woody in less than 90 mins.

Shakespeare, Bergman, Mendelssohn, and Woody in less than 90 mins.

October 1, 2015 | By

Review of Woody Allen’s underrated A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982), available on Blu from Twilight Time.

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