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.  Woody Allen returns to New York and to a lighter feeling in…

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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.  Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 Cate…

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Wild Man Blues

BARBARA KOPPLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Jean Doumanian Productions, Cabin Creek Films, Sweetland Films.  Cinematography by Tom Hurwitz.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Film Editing by Lawrence Silk.  National Board of Review Awards 1998.    Online Film Critics Awards 1998.   Enjoyable but not very informative documentary that follows Woody Allen and his famous jazz band on their world…

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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.   Golden Globe Awards 2011. Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011.   You’ll fall…

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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 (2009)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/France, 2009.  Sony Pictures Classics, Wild Bunch, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Southern Christian conservatism meets New York Jewish cynicism in this sweet, winsome comedy by Woody…

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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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