Tag Archive: John Doumanian

Cafe Society

B (out of 5) Woody Allen reaches a career low with this tired and charmless period piece. Jesse Eisenberg heads out to Los Angeles and goes to work for his uncle (Steve Carell), a successful Hollywood agent… Continue reading

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The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion

BB (out of 5) Woody Allen‘s clever zingers pour out of his mouth constantly but fall flat in this overtired and badly paced comedy, his least impressive in years. He plays a 1940s… Continue reading

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Small Time Crooks

BBB.5 (out of 5) Tracey Ullman is magnificent as Woody Allen‘s exasperated wife, who starts a cookie business as a front for her husband’s plans for robbing a bank.  The robbery goes bust but… Continue reading

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Celebrity

BBB (out of 5) Woody Allen has made a shallow film about shallow people, but hopefully the parade of famous faces who traverse the screen will keep you interested. Shot in gorgeous black… Continue reading

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Deconstructing Harry

BBB (out of 5) Woody Allen plays a popular scribe with writer’s block who spends two days re-examining his life and his past (bad) relationships, using his stories as his guide.  Mr. Dalloway… Continue reading

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Bullets Over Broadway

BBBB.5 (out of 5) John Cusack plays an idealistic playwright in 1930s New York City who decides that, for his latest opus, he will make absolutely no concessions: he will direct it himself to… Continue reading

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Manhattan Murder Mystery

BBBB (out of 5) One of Woody Allen‘s most enjoyable film comedies. Diane Keaton plays a bored housewife who insists that the woman who lives down the hall from them was murdered.  Allen… Continue reading

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Husbands And Wives

BBBB (out of 5) Woody Allen‘s examination of married couples isn’t as marvelous as his similar look into the world of siblings (Hannah and Her Sisters), but it features choice moments and brilliant… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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Stardust Memories

BB.5 (out of 5) One of Woody Allen’s less inspired works, this bitter film is the director’s response to the criticism he received for the post-Annie Hall change in his style. He plays… Continue reading

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Zelig

BBBBB (out of 5) One of Woody Allen’s most fascinating achievements as an artist, and he has never made anything like it before or since. Filmed as a documentary (though entirely fictional in… Continue reading

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Broadway Danny Rose

BBBBB (out of 5) This wonderful comedy by Woody Allen finds the great director smack dab in the middle of his greatest successes of the eighties. He plays a small-time talent agent who… Continue reading

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Hannah And Her Sisters

BBBBB (out of 5) The masterpiece in the Woody Allen oeuvre is this fascinating examination of sibling relationships. Hannah (Mia Farrow in a standout performance) is a generous and caring wife (to Michael Caine)… Continue reading

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