Posts Tagged ‘woody allen’

ReelBob: ‘Wonder Wheel’ ★★

By Bob Bloom It’s a wonder if anyone can sit through Woody Allen’s excruciating “Wonder Wheel” and come away satisfied. The film, set at Coney Island in the 1950s, feels like a play that Allen wrote, then shelved because he had second thoughts after rereading it. Instead, Allen turned it into a movie, which, even […]

Vince Giordano – There’s a Future in the Past

Vince Giordano is a consummate showman leading his band, the Nighthawks, through decades of jazz music in this fun, but superficial, documentary.

Irrational Man

The previous decade of movies has been one of Woody Allen's best, but "Irrational Man" is a moody flick with half-hearted moral posturing.

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Woody Allen's much-lauded drama about morality and guilt splits the difference between two interesting characters, and loses its way.

Magic in the Moonlight

One of Woody Allen’s most briskly entertaining movies in years, “Magic in the Moonlight” is about love, mysticism and con jobs.

To Rome with Love

Woody Allen pens a love letter to Rome in his newest effort. Unfortunately "To Rome with Love" relies more upon it's star-studded cast than it's presumed neurotic mores.

Lay the Favorite

Stephen Frears directs a star studded cast in a film loosely based on sports gambler Beth Raymer's memoirs.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: Unofficial Bonds and Official Rankings

Nick's weekly recap of the Bond films ends with the unofficial 007 movies and rankings of Bond's official lovers, villains, songs and movies, including Skyfall.