Woody Allen

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)

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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 »

Woody Allen – Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) (HD)

Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. Read More »

Woody Allen – Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

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Lenny and Amanda have an adopted son Max who turns out to be brilliant. Lenny becomes obsessed with finding Max’s real parents because he believes that they too must be brilliant. When he finds that Linda Ash is Max’ real mother, Lenny is disappointed. Linda is a prostitute and porn star. On top of that, she is quite possibly the dumbest person Lenny has ever met. Interwoven is a Greek chorus linking the story with the story of Oedipus. Read More »