Tag Archive: Mia Farrow

Secret Ceremony

BBB (out of 5) While visiting the grave of the daughter she lost as a child, Elizabeth Taylor discovers she’s being followed by a morose young woman (Mia Farrow) who takes advantage of her… Continue reading

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Supergirl

BB.5 (out of 5) America’s favourite superhero actually comes from an entire race of superior beings, his one cousin a delightful young lady who comes to Earth when the power source for her planet,… Continue reading

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Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired

BBB.5 (out of 5) It’s one of the most notorious celebrity-related crime cases in history, so confused by rumour and hearsay that this film’s desire to set the record straight is admirable to… Continue reading

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The Omen (2006)

B (out of 5) What made thriller/horror movies of the sixties and seventies (The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby, even Marathon Man) so effective was that they always took place in the real world, thus… Continue reading

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Widows’ Peak

BBBB (out of 5) In the sleepy town of Kilshannon in Ireland, Mrs. Doyle Counihan (Joan Plowright) and Miss O’Hara (Mia Farrow) live on the town’s high hill called Widows’ Peak. An old… Continue reading

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Death On The Nile

BBBB (out of 5) Like Murder On The Orient Express before it, this is an energetic and enjoyable adaptation of an Agatha Christie murder mystery. A group of strangers, old aristocrats and young… Continue reading

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Be Kind Rewind

B.5 (out of 5) In this unholy mess of a film, Mos Def manages a failing video store in a run-down New Jersey tenement for his honorary adoptive father (Danny Glover).  Jack Black… Continue reading

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Miami Rhapsody

BBB (out of 5) I love Sarah Jessica Parker’s nebbish routine in this very funny Miami-set romance, about a young woman who has just gotten engaged to be married to her sweet boyfriend… Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby (1974)

BB (out of 5) This production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved American novel was so overly hyped up before its theatrical release it’s no wonder it was such a disappointment (even Gatsby vacuum… Continue reading

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Rosemary’s Baby

BBBBB (out of 5) The horror classic to end all horror classics! Mia Farrow ignited a successful film career with her star turn in this fantastic adaptation of Ira Levin’s novel, which also served… Continue reading

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Arthur And The Invisibles (Arthur Et Les Minimoys)

B (out of 5) One of the worst animated children’s film to be foisted upon the innocent young since Quest For Camelot.  Freddie Highmore preens and prances big eyes and an insincere smile as… Continue reading

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Dark Horse

BBB (out of 5) Rotund underachiever Jordan Gelber meets moody Selma Blair at a wedding and decides that she is his opportunity to move on from his parents’ home and get married. Currently, his lifestyle… Continue reading

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The Last Unicorn

BBBB (out of 5) Elegantly produced animated fable about a unicorn (voiced beautifully by Mia Farrow) who goes on a quest in search of others of her kind, none of whom she has… Continue reading

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Reckless

BBB (out of 5) Positively weird comedy about a woman (Mia Farrow) who thinks she’s happily married until she finds out that her husband (Tony Goldwyn) has taken out a contract on her… Continue reading

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A Wedding

BBB (out of 5) Multi-character Robert Altman film about a wedding that spirals quickly into a terrible disaster thanks to the various issues of its guests. At the centre is the union between… 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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A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy

BB.5 (out of 5) Inspired by Bergman’s Smiles Of A Summer Night, Woody Allen‘s comedy takes place at a beautiful country cottage at the turn of the century. Inventor Allen and wife Mary Steenburgen invite… 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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The Purple Rose Of Cairo

BBBB.5 (out of 5) In 1984, Woody Allen gave La Strada a twist with his Broadway Danny Rose, and now The Purple Rose of Cairo brings back shades of Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria.… 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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Radio Days

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Woody Allen’s beautiful bit of semi-autobiographical nostalgia follows the life of a Jewish family in 1930s New York whose life revolves, one way or the other, around their experiences… Continue reading

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September

BB.5 (out of 5) One of Woody Allen’s weakest films is this romantic melodrama with a bit of a murder mystery in the middle. A group of family and friends gather at Mia… Continue reading

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Another Woman

BBBB (out of 5) Woody Allen returns to the Bergmanesque style that served him so well in Interiors (but did not in September). A female version of Wild Strawberries, it stars a brilliant Gena… Continue reading

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New York Stories

BBB (out of 5) Three of cinema’s most celebrated directors have collaborated to make this three-in-one experience. The first short is directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Nick Nolte as a painter with romantic… Continue reading

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Crimes And Misdemeanors

BBBBB (out of 5) One of Woody Allen‘s highest artistic successes is this delicately layered tale of morality among the upper classes. Martin Landau is having difficulty keeping mistress Anjelica Huston from ratting on the… Continue reading

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Alice

BBB.5 (out of 5) This sweet, comic fable by Woody Allen falls short of The Purple Rose of Cairo but has a magical quality of its own worth cherishing. Mia Farrow plays a Manhattan… Continue reading

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Shadows And Fog

BB (out of 5) Woody Allen really misfires in this Kafka-esque comedy that only his diehard fans will truly enjoy (and even then they’ll have to work hard at it). He wastes a… Continue reading

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