Tag Archives: Woody Allen

Cannes Review – Café Society

In Hollywood of the 1930s, Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) arrives in Hollywood with big dreams of working with his uncle Phil, who just so happens to be an agent to the stars. Although the dream of riches and fortune don’t come quickly, Bobby soon finds love – albeit unrequited – with his uncle’s secretary Vonnie (Kristen Stewart), who is in a relationship with a man who is already married. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Irrational Man

Abe (Joaquin Phoenix) is the typical clichéd tortured professor; he struggles to find a meaning for life, although he seems Romantic to those around him. When he strikes up a friendship with student Jill (Emma Stone), and they overhear a conversation about a bullying Judge in a diner, Abe suddenly makes a decision that gives him a reason to live, and a new joy for life. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Fading Gigolo

When his bookstore goes out of business, Murray (Woody Allen) proposes a new business venture to his former employee Fioravante (John Turturro), in which Fioravante would become a professional Don Juan. Initially reluctant, Fioravante accepts the hand that fate has thrown him; after all, he’s broke, semi-unemployed and has a ready-made manager on standby. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Blue Jasmine

When her marriage falls apart, due to some dodgy financial dealing by her husband Hal (Alec Baldwin), Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) finds herself staying with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins) in San Fransisco. Ginger, and San Fransisco, may not be the life that Jasmine is accustomed to, but then Jasmine is not quite the woman she used to be. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Woody Allen: A Documentary

Screened at the 65th Cannes Film Festival this year, Robert B. Weide’s examination of Woody Allen’s career is a must for any fan of the writer and anyone who is curious about Allen’s staying power as a writer, an actor, a comedian and a director. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Midnight in Paris

Gil (Owen Wilson) and his fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams) are holidaying in Paris with Gil’s future parents in law. While Inez shops for antiques and needles her husband to be about his long awaited first novel, a disillusioned Gil wanders the streets at night. As the clock strikes midnight, an antique car pulls up and it’s inhabitants offer Gil a journey that he will never forget. Continue reading

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