See Albert Hammond Jr.’s favorite flick
Woody Allen and co-stars talk movies, love, and death
Unreality packs Woody Allen's latest comedy, and that's not so bad
Perhaps the grossest thing I've seen since Sarah Palin's candidacy. The horror thriller's final 30 minutes are packed with blood, guts, mucous, noise, banging, screaming, flying objects, and more blood. Some might take this as a warning, but the vast majority of filmgoers will probably see it as a ... More >>
And this year it's taken over to the point of ridiculousness! Check out my new column in which I talk about the fact that eight out of the nine Best Picture nominees were period pieces, as our culture takes quantum leaps back in time in hopes of escaping from today while clouding the past.
A trio of short works
Don't read this if you don't want to know what happens in Honeymoon Motel, the Woody Allen playlet that appears in the Broadway evening Relatively Speaking, alongside works by Elaine May and the Coen brothers.
One of mine is courtesy of the great auteur Woody Allen: "Comedy is tragedy, plus time," he had one of his Crimes and Misdemeanors characters spout in an inspired moment.
Plus: Iva Gueorguieva at Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe and BravinLee Programs
Don't be late for bluegrass school
New York magazine asked me for quotes about the best piece of gossip in New York City history, knowing I was their man for something so salacious yet historic. I complied, for p.r.'s sake, giving the top slot to the 1992 hookup of film genius Woody Allen with Mia Farrow's adopted daughter So ... More >>
Play it again, Sam: Allen and the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. Photo by John Rogers.In this week's Village Voice, Stacey Anderson snags an exclusive interview with none other than Woody Allen as, clarinet in hand, the director talks jazz and defends one of America's disappearing art form ... More >>
Clarinet in hand, the director defends one of America's disappearing art forms
Here's a short list of the movies that can instantly make me guffaw till I choke, no matter what scene I tune into at random: The Producers. Even the more recent musical version. Sleeper. A Woody Allen masterpiece, on a par with Chaplin, but more nebbishy.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives August 5, 1965, Vol. X, No. 42 Films By Andrew Sarris I return to the subject of "WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT?" mainly because I fear the concerted effort to brainwash the public into thinking that "Pussycat" is an unspeakably bad movie may b ... More >>
This phenomenal Woody Allen piece has been running on a Roebling firebox for a while. But it's a pretty awesome tribute from that stencil-mad Parisian, C215. Only problem: this piece is in Williamsburg. Wouldn't Woody, if he'd been his Annie Hall age, have lived in the Slope?
The new Woody Allen film, Whatever Works -- his 40th for those keeping count -- signals a return for the filmmaker in more ways than one. For starters, it is his first film to shoot on location in New York since Melinda and Melinda in 2004, interrupting a half-decade European vacation during which ... More >>
Plus: Israel's own neurotic Etgar Keret's $9.99
Woody Allen is back from his European vacation. Next, he directs Larry David in NYC and Puccini for L.A. Opera
Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson join forces—and some other stuff—in Woody Allen's (winning!) latest
Noble and Webster give Freud a much-needed kiss in the ass
It's more of the same from Woody Allen in Cassandra's Dream
Woody's valentine to our fair city should finally be embraced for what it is: fantasy
For Argentine director Daniel Burman, life is a movie
Just in time to wind down Hanukkah, a Woody Allen retro
Woody Allen's second straight English excursion is a failed return to comedy
Woody Allen's Cannes-hyped, Brit-inflected latest is a mildly pretentious mediocrity
Stocked with old favorites, a conservative Cannes proves Newton's Third Law of Motion
Woody Allen Courts a New Demographic; A Cross-Cultural Musical Flirts With Disaster
Waiting for the Big Ones
I never promised you an orgasmatron
When bad behavior masquerades as bravery