The Age of Innocence

BBBBB (out of 5) Martin Scorsese, the man most famous for giving gangsters a loud, cinematic voice, has done the unthinkable with Edith Wharton’s novel: he has made one of the most elegant film ever created. Out-costuming the Merchant Ivory team, he’s taken the starch out of period dramas and perfectly translates Wharton’s writing on … More The Age of Innocence

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Hollywood Ending (2002)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. A has-been, hypochondriac filmmaker (Woody Allen) is given the opportunity of a lifetime when his producer ex-wife (Téa Leoni) throws a giant, … More Hollywood Ending (2002)

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The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion (2001)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 2001.  DreamWorks, VCL Communications, Gravier Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Fei Zhao.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzanne McCabe.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Woody Allen‘s clever zingers pour out of his mouth constantly but fall flat in this overtired and badly paced comedy, his least … More The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion (2001)

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Small Time Crooks (2000)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  DreamWorks, Sweetland Films.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Fei Zhao.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzanne McCabe.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.   Tracey Ullman is magnificent as Woody Allen‘s exasperated wife, who starts a cookie business as a front for her husband’s plans for … More Small Time Crooks (2000)

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Celebrity (1998)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Sweetland Films, Magnolia Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Woody Allen has made a shallow film about shallow people, but hopefully the parade of famous faces who traverse the screen will … More Celebrity (1998)

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Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Miramax, Sweetland Films, Magnolia Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, Douglas McGrath.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Academy Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994. John Cusack plays an idealistic playwright in 1930s New York City who decides that, for his … More Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

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Zelig (1983)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1983.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Orion Pictures.   Screenplay by Woody Allen.   Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Music by Dick Hyman.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Santo Loquasto.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Academy Awards 1983.  Golden Globe Awards 1983.   One of Woody Allen‘s most fascinating achievements as … More Zelig (1983)

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