Midnight in Paris

Even though he only bats about .300 these days (good in baseball, not so good in Hollywood), what continues to amaze me most about Allen is his ability to churn out story after story, year after year, without any of them feeling like a rehash of his past successes.  Midnight in Paris feels like classic … Continue reading

Ranking Woody Allen

My viewing of Manhattan today puts my list of “Woody Allen movies seen” at 11.  I’ve still got a hell of a lot of work to do since he’s done over 40 movies but its a decent start.  Come to think of it, I haven’t seen a Woody Allen movie that I didn’t like… I … Continue reading

Certified Classics: Manhattan

“Well, a satirical piece in the Times is one thing, but bricks and baseball bats really gets right to the point.” Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979) With Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway and Meryl Streep. I finally got around to watching the movie that many critics and “experts” claim to be Woody Allen’s second masterpiece, … Continue reading

Best of the Decade #8: Match Point

Although Woody Allen has been fairly inconsistent over the past few decades, you have to admire his efficiency.  The man is well into his 70’s and is still churning out a movie every year.  Mostly known for his irreverent comedies, he changed things up with 2005’s Match Point and made a film-noir that stands with … Continue reading