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From Arrow Films UK: Woody Allen Box Set 1986 – 1991

Arrow Films/Video in the UK has been putting out Woody Allen box sets, and their latest covers the years 1986-1991. I was so honored to be asked to write the booklet essay for one of my favorite Woody Allen films, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Woody Allen Box Set: In Praise of Another Woman

Another Woman is not often referenced as one of the great Woody Allen films. It doesn’t get much “play” at all, actually, when his work is discussed or evaluated. I have no idea why. It’s a masterpiece. I’ve always thought … Continue reading

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Woody Allen: “Make Love”

This is hilarious. And gross. Maybe it’s a generational thing, calling it “making love”? It seems habitual here in a way that goes beyond comedic requirements. Maybe I’m wrong. But then again, I’ve never referred to the sex act as … Continue reading

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The Books: Show and Tell, ‘Woody Allen: The Imperfectionist’, by John Lahr

On the essays shelf: Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles, by John Lahr John Lahr probably needs no introduction and his father certainly doesn’t. John Lahr’s father was Bert Lahr, most famous for his role as the Cowardly Lion in … Continue reading

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Mitchell Fain Presents: Part 2

Mitchell and me, yet again in the photo booth at Lounge Ax, a music club on Fullerton in Chicago which is, sadly, no longer there. I am pleased to present to you the second part of the marathon conversation Mitchell … Continue reading

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The Books: Actors At Work, by Rosemarie Tichler and Barry Jay Kaplan

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is Actors at Work, by Rosemarie Tichler and Barry Jay Kaplan This is a compilation of in-depth interviews with some of the biggest stars of the day. Interviews with Meryl … Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris Re-Release: A Nostalgia For a Life He Had Never Lived

Midnight in Paris opened in May. So far, it has made over $50 million in the United States alone, making it Woody Allen’s biggest box office success. Have you seen it yet? Afraid you won’t get the chance? Sony Pictures … Continue reading

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Broadway Danny Rose (1984); Dir. Woody Allen

Broadway Danny Rose has the perfect combination of absurdity, and poignancy and was just what I needed last night. I love the comedians sitting around the table, the rapport, the true feeling you get that they are swapping tall tales. … Continue reading

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David Thomson: Woody Allen

“Allen’s development in the eighties, his rate of work, and the sophistication of narrative were all seemingly devoted to ideas and attitudes against the grain of that decade. Yet Allen’s audience relied on urban yuppies, and his films only fostered … Continue reading

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My Love for Manhattan Murder Mystery

I rented one of my favorite Woody Allen movies last night. No, not Annie Hall … but Manhattan Murder Mystery. I don’t understand why this movie didn’t get more acclaim. It’s one of my absolute favorites of his films, and … Continue reading

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