The Front

BBBB (out of 5) This was one of the first major Hollywood films to deal with the shameful blacklist of the 50s and 60s. After a group of writers have been fired from various studios for having been found to be politically controversial, they approach politically unmotivated cashier Woody Allen and ask him to take…

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Arthur (1981)

BBBB (out of 5) Dudley Moore is terrific as the spoiled heir to a vast fortune who is told that unless he marries beautiful Jill Eikenberry, the money he is expecting to inherit will not be given to him. Regardless of whether or not he loves her, Moore is required to bring respect to the family…

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Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  TriStar Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman.  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.  Golden Globe Awards 1993.   One of Woody Allen‘s most enjoyable film comedies. Diane Keaton plays a…

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Husbands And Wives (1992)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, TriStar Pictures.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  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 1992.  Golden Globe Awards 1992.   Woody Allen‘s examination of married couples isn’t as marvelous as his similar…

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Take The Money And Run (1969)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Palomar Pictures International, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, ABC Pictures.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, Mickey Rose.   Cinematography by Lester Shorr.   Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Fred Harpman.  Film Editing by Paul Jordan, Ron Kalish.   Woody Allen‘s first film as director (not counting his…

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Bananas (1971)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1971.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.   Screenplay by Mickey Rose, Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Andrew M. Costikyan.  Produced by Jack Grossberg.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Ed Wittstein.  Costume Design by Gene Coffin.  Film Editing by Ron Kalish, Ralph Rosenblum.   Woody Allen‘s hilarious comedy spoofs the Cuban Missile Crisis and…

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex *but were afraid to ask (1972)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1972.  Brodsky-Gould Productions, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions,  Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, based on the book by David Reuben.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Music by Mundell Lowe.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Film Editing by Eric Albertson.   Woody Allen‘s comical adaptation of David Reuben’s self-help…

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Sleeper (1973)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1973.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Jack Grossberg.  Music by Woody Allen.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Costume Design by Joel Schumacher.  Film Editing by Ralph Rosenblum.   Woody Allen‘s funniest pre-Annie Hall comedy is this terrific romp set…

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Love And Death (1975)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/USA, 1975.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Production Design by Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Gladys De Segonzac.  Film Editing by Ron Kalish, Ralph Rosenblum.   One of Woody Allen‘s funniest comedies, this joyful film is a hilarious spoof on epic Russian novels…

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Annie Hall

BBBBB (out of 5) La dee da, la la. Woody Allen takes a sharp turn away from slapstick and gives birth to comedy genius. Natural, observant dialogue and moments of romantic poignancy chart the relationship between an insecure television producer (Allen) and his flighty, free-spirited girlfriend (Diane Keaton).  He begins by telling us that they broke…

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Interiors

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This Ingmar Bergman-inspired drama is a complete reversal of style for Woody Allen, effectively capturing the downward spiral of an upper class New York family that is falling apart at the seams. Geraldine Page is phenomenal as a woman who is doing her best to emotionally survive her husband (E.G. Marshall)…

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Manhattan

BBBBB (out of 5) Woody Allen creates a tribute to the Big Apple, to romance, to movies and to the love of love itself with this dreamy film. He plays a writer working on his first big novel whose affair with a precociously intelligent teenager (Mariel Hemingway) is interrupted by a sexy, grown woman (Diane Keaton)…

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