The Out-Of-Towners

BB.5 (out of 5) Remarkably unremarkable comedy that should have been better considering the talent involved; on the other hand, Neil Simon’s original script didn’t exactly turn heads when it was first filmed in 1969, so why on earth would doing it again make it any better?  Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin ably fill in for Jack … More The Out-Of-Towners

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I.Q.

BBB.5 (out of 5) You knew that he was one of the greatest minds whose thoughts were ever recorded in human history, but did you know that Albert Einstein was also a brilliant matchmaker? At least that’s the adorable premise of this comedy starring Tim Robbins as a Popular Science-reading mechanic who falls instantly in love … More I.Q.

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The King Of Comedy

BBBB (out of 5) A wonderful change of pace for director Martin Scorsese, following his success with Raging Bull with this truly creepy comedy. Robert De Niro is superb as a man obsessed with becoming a celebrity, so much so that he keeps a fake late-night show set in his basement that he decorates with … More The King Of Comedy

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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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Deconstructing Harry (1997)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Sweetland Films, Jean Doumanian Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Academy Awards 1997.   Woody Allen plays a popular scribe with writer’s block who spends two days re-examining his life and his … More Deconstructing Harry (1997)

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Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  Miramax, Buena Vista Pictures, Magnolia Productions, Sweetland Films.  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.  Golden Globe Awards 1996.   Woody Allen pays tribute to the classic musical genre but does not come up … More Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

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