Set in the romantic city of Rome. The intertwining stories of a worker who wakes up to find himself a celebrity, an architect who takes a trip back to the street he lived on as a student, a young couple on their honeymoon, and a frustrated opera director who has a talent for discovering talented singers. —IMDb
Actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright Woody Allen redefined film comedy during the 1970s, bringing a new measure of sophistication and personal complexity to the form. Born Allen Stewart Konigsberg in Brooklyn, NY, on December 1, 1935, he adopted his stage name at the age of 17, and in 1953 enrolled in NYU’s film program, and soon dropping out of school to begin writing for comedian David Alber. Two years later, Allen graduated to writing for television; during his five-year in television, his efforts won him an Emmy nomination. He eventually decided to try his hand as a stand-up performer. After slowly gaining a reputation on the New York-club circuit, he became a frequent talk show guest and in 1964 issued his self-titled debut comedy LP. With 1966’s What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, a puckish re-tooling of a Japanese spy thriller complete with his own story line and dubbed English dialogue, he made his directorial debut. In 1969 Allen directed two short films for a CBS television special… read more
"this subplot is better than that," "it's no Midnight in Paris," etc. etc. I wish everyone would stop criticizing it for what it's not. What's great about this is Allen's handling of both the characters' and audience's perception of reality. It's fair to say that Allen has adapted to the times decently over the years while being able to maintain his idiosyncrasies; he deserves a little leeway from fans.
Film critics commemorate the life & work of Andrew Sarris, Verhoeven lands funding for a controversial project, + David Cairns on Hitchcock.
Woody Allen’s new film is relaxed, easy-to-digest, light entertainment—middle-brow fluff done right.
Many are predicting a premiere in Cannes.
To have a body of work as remarkable as Woody Allen’s filmography is something every filmmaker dreams about, and only a few have ever accomplished. Hell, just to make 42 films in 44 years alone speaks… read review
Woody Allen’s new film is an ensemble of unrelated stories about unrelated people. The stories’ only tie to each other is their setting: Rome. This seems to be Allen’s stab at making a film like “Paris… read review
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Is Woody Allen more afraid of death now as he gets older, or has his phobia always been this intense? Nearly all his films are nostalgic reactions… read review