Woody Allen

Woody Allen – Another Woman (1988)

Synopsis:
Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist’s office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor’s help. Read More »

    Woody Allen – Annie Hall (1977)

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    Alvy Singer, a forty year old twice divorced, neurotic, intellectual Jewish New York stand-up comic, reflects on the demise of his latest relationship, to Annie Hall, an insecure, flighty, Midwestern WASP aspiring nightclub singer. Unlike his previous relationships, Alvy believed he may have worked out all the issues in his life through fifteen years of therapy to make this relationship with Annie last, among those issues being not wanting to date any woman that would want to date him, and thus subconsciously pushing those women away. Alvy not only reviews the many ups and many downs of their relationship, but also reviews the many facets of his makeup that led to him starting to date Annie. Those facets include growing up next to Coney Island in Brooklyn, being attracted to the opposite sex for as long as he can remember, and enduring years of Jewish guilt with his constantly arguing parents. Read More »

      Woody Allen – Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

      Synopsis:
      Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from “Do Aphrodisiacs Work?” in which a court jester gives an aphrodisiac to the Queen and is, in the end, beheaded to “What Happens During Ejaculation?” in which we watch “control central” during a successful seduction. Read More »

        Woody Allen – Love And Death (1975)

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        Synopsis:
        In Russia, Boris Grushenko is in love with his pseudo-intellectual cousin Sonja, who loves him since he too is a pseudo-intellectual, but she is not in love with him. Instead she is in love with his brother Ivan. But as Ivan doesn’t seem to return her affections, she is determined to marry someone – anyone – except Boris. If that person isn’t the perfect husband, then she has to find a suitable lover in addition. Boris’ pursuit of Sonja has to take a back seat in his life when he, a pacifist and coward, is forced to join the Russian Army to battle Napoleon’s forces which have just invaded Austria. Despite Sonja not being in the picture while he’s away at war, Boris’ thoughts do not stray totally from women. Although they take these two divergent paths in their lives, those paths cross once again as they, together, both try to find the perfect spouse and lover, and try to assassinate Napoleon. Read More »

          Woody Allen – Radio Days (1987)

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          A nostalgic look at radio’s golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium. Read More »

            Richard Schickel – Woody Allen: A life In Film (2002)


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            A series of interviews with Woody Allen interlaced with clips from his films.

            IMDB review by Alex V.:

            This feature-length Woody Allen interview sees him plough through his films at almost breakneck speed, giving little primers and insights into his intentions with each one. If you’ve seen the films it’ll interest you, if you haven’t I wonder whether these soundbites will entice you to check them out…

            The problem is lack of time – you get a couple of minutes on each movie when perhaps you’d like a lot longer on perhaps a lot fewer of his films. On Interiors his fascinating explanation of the film really made me want to seek it out again, whereas feeble and rather pointless references to other films just to ‘get them in somewhere’ (Broadway Danny Rose, Zelig, Radio Days, Mighty Aphrodite) just frustrated me. Read More »

              Woody Allen – September (1987) (HD)

              PLOT
              Lane (Mia Farrow), who is recovering from a suicide attempt in her house in the country during the tail end of summer. Local widower Howard (Denholm Elliott) has befriended her. Her friend Stephanie (Dianne Wiest) is spending the month with her, and her mother, Diane (Elaine Stritch), and stepfather (Jack Warden) come to visit. It is a story of unrequited love, betrayal, selfishness, and loneliness. Read More »