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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

The Tribe

The Tribe

Beyond Clueless

Beyond Clueless

Leading Lady

Leading Lady

William’s Lullaby

William’s Lullaby

Melinda and Melinda

Melinda and Melinda
Melinda and Melinda may not be one of Allen’s timeless triumphs but its playfulness and mix of sorrow and hilarity reminds us what life is all about and that sometimes, amidst all of the madness, all we can do is laugh.

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Alice

Alice
Thank goodness we have actresses as talented as Blanchett to take over from the likes of Farrow because, for me, Farrow will always be missed fromAllen’s work of the past twenty years.

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Reviews

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

    Ana Lili Amirpour’s directorial debut feeds on an array of different influences and inspirations whilst experimenting with style and...
  • The Tribe

    The Tribe

    Rarely does a debut feature reach the ambitious heights of Miroslav Slaboshpitsky’s The Tribe. With its bleak aesthetic and...
  • Beyond Clueless

    Beyond Clueless

     The high school experience is cemented in all of our minds. Whether you loved it or hated it, whether...
  • Leading Lady

    Leading Lady

    An idealistic British drama teacher, Jodi Rutherford (Katie McGrath), persuades a cynical South African farmer to prepare her for...
  • William’s Lullaby

    William’s Lullaby

    A story about a father, and his boy, and his dead wife, Nicholas Arnold’s William’s Lullaby is incredibly patient...

New York Stories

New York Stories
Allen’s film – Oedipus Wrecks –is split down the middle. The first 15 minutes are endearing and witty as a middle aged man, who wishes his controlling mother would vanish from his life, suddenly gets his wish granted when an illusionist’s stage stunt goes wrong.

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Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris
Midnight in Paris is a highly accomplished piece of cinema. It is gentle and somewhat unsure of itself, while retaining the quiet confidence of a filmmaker who has really lived. There is humility in abundance, and a sense of enjoyment and exploration that transports you elsewhere.

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Biografilm Festival

Biografilm Festival
Born in 2005, Biografilm Festival takes place every year in the city of Bologna, Italy, in June. Since 2005, the festival brings the best selection of biopics, documentaries and short films produced every year on an international basis. The 11th edition of the Biografilm Festival will be 5-15 June 2015.

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Deconstructing Harry

Deconstructing Harry
Deconstructing Harry is a remarkably understated piece of work. It was slated by critics, which is a pity because it’s one ofWoody Allen’s most personal, and most profound.

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Stardust Memories

Stardust Memories
Stardust Memories (1980) is one of the iconic Woody Allen films. Don’t believe me? How many people have quoted the line, ‘if you want to make the world a better place, tell funnier jokes.’

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Take the Money and Run

Take the Money and Run
If Woody Allen hadn’t written Take the Money and Run, we’d be without such scenarios as an examination into the effects of a untested drug – the disturbing transformation of a young working-class Jewish New Yorker (Allen’s troubled protagonist) into a bearded Rabbi; a change so jarring that a comparison with Kafka’s Metamorphosis would be ineffective.

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Crimes and Misdemeanors

Crimes and Misdemeanors
Crimes and Misdemeanorsmakes a point out of not explaining to us why we grow fond of criminals and intolerant of normal, everyday people. It just shows us how easily such a mistake can be made in everyday life.

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Woody Allen: A Documentary

Woody Allen: A Documentary
Woody Allen is a comedian, a writer, a director, a clarinet player, an Oscar winner, a very peculiar personality, attractive to both his peers and the people who have known him on a more personal level. Which Woody would one want to know?

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Small Time Crooks

Small Time Crooks
This is one of the most unforgettable Woody Allen films with dry lines filling up surreal situations more than adequately in the beginning, but then the plot turns into something more serious, meaningful, honest and somewhat tragic during the second half.

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Another Woman

Another Woman
Amongst the greatest works of this director, Another Woman gets a little lost. He has made better films about women, about relationships and about the world, but there is something private and personal about Another Woman and the attention it pays to one individual.

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Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine
What is so staggering, heart-wrecking, and distressing about Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine isn’t just its flagrant mistrust of humanity and the world, but the very fact that a seventy-seven-year-old Allen is the mind behind all this wariness and cynicism.

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Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters
Hannah and Her Sisters stands as a fascinating fragment of Woody as a man, and as a comedian — very human, gentle, thoughtful and akin to earlier films like Annie Hall, or Manhattan; only this time, Allen shows another side of his genius, which is not visible in his most hysterical endeavours, nor in his tragic existentialism – that of writing women…

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On the Essence of Cinema

Manhattan

Manhattan

Political, hysterical and downright ruddy fun, Pride is brimming over with heart and soul.

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Magic in the Moonlight

Magic in the Moonlight
Throughout his body of work,Woody Allen has always dabbled with magic. There is something about the impossible and the mystical that seems to fascinate a man so obsessed with his own mortality.

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