A Rainy Day In New York (2019)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Marco Piemontese.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Online Film Critics Awards 2019.    Woody Allen returns to New York…

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Wonder Wheel (2017)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Amazon Studios, Gravier Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   It’s Coney Island in the 1950s, and while all of New York gathers in crowds on the beach…

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Cafe Society (2016)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 2016.  FilmNation Entertainment, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. Woody Allen reaches a career low with this tired and charmless period piece. Jesse Eisenberg heads out to Los…

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Irrational Man (2015)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    USA, 2015.  Gravier Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Carl Sprague.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Woody Allen returns to the landscape of dubious moral conundrums that he covered so well in Crimes And Misdemeanors…

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Magic In The Moonlight (2014)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2014.  Gravier Productions, Dippermouth Productions, Perdido Productions, Ske-Dat-De-Dat Productions, Cinéfrance 1888.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Anne Seibel.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. Woody Allen has such a good time lazing in the bright sunshine of…

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Blue Jasmine (2013)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2013.  Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Academy Awards 2013.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2013. Dorian Awards 2013.   Golden Globe Awards 2013.   Gotham Awards 2013.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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To Rome With Love (2012)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Medusa Film, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions, Mediapro.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Faruk Alatan, Letty Aronson, Giampaolo Letta, Stephen Tenenbaum.  Production Design by Anne Seibel.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. Woody Allen heads to Italy for a delightful, multi-pronged comedy made up of…

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Midnight In Paris (2011)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Spain/USA, 2011.  Mediapro, Versátil Cinema, Gravier Productions, Pontchartrain Productions, Televisió de Catalunya.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Jaume Roures, Stephen Tenenbaum.  Production Design by Anne Seibel.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Academy Awards 2011. American Film Institute 2011.   Dorian Awards 2011.  Golden Globe Awards…

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You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/Spain, 2010.  Mediapro, Versátil Cinema, Gravier Productions, Antena 3 Films, Antena 3 Televisión, Dippermouth.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Jaume Roures, Stephen Tenenbaum.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Toronto International Film Festival 2010.   Woody Allen’s heart is light in…

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Whatever Works

BBB.5 (out of 5) Southern Christian conservatism meets New York Jewish cynicism in this sweet, winsome comedy by Woody Allen. Hypochondriac misanthrope Larry David, in a role that Allen usually reserves for himself but has cast perfectly all the same, is surprised one night by the appearance of a teenage runaway (Evan Rachel Wood) in…

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Spain/USA, 2008.  The Weinstein Company, Mediapro, Gravier Productions, Antena 3 Films, Antena 3 Television, Televisio de Catalunya.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Gareth Wiley.  Production Design by Alain Bainee. Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Academy Awards 2008. Boston Film Critics Awards…

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Melinda And Melinda (2004)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2004.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Gravier Productions, LF Hungary Film Rights Exploitation.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Two writers argue about the importance of comedy and tragedy, challenging each other to take…

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