Tag Archive: Susan E. Morse

Last Night (2010)

B.5 (out of 5) Well, who wouldn’t want to sit through the troubled love story of an overwrought lollipop and an untalented troll? Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington make a horrendous onscreen pair as a… Continue reading

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Noel

B (out of 5) Chazz Palminteri directs an abysmally manipulative and forgettable ensemble comedy about lonely people looking for love on Christmas. Susan Sarandon has been left alone by tragic circumstances and has only… 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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Everyone Says I Love You

BBB (out of 5) Woody Allen pays tribute to the classic musical genre but does not come up with anything overly memorable. Socialites and convicts, tourists and lovers abound in this tale that… Continue reading

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Mighty Aphrodite

BBBB (out of 5) Woody Allen and Helena Bonham Carter play a happy couple who decide to adopt a baby and start a family. When the kid’s a little more grown up, Allen becomes curious… 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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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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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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