Woody Allen

Café Society Review

As shadows continue to be cast on Woody Allen's personal life, his movies have gone from intellectual badges to guilty pleasures, and there's lots of pleasure to be had in Café Society.

Magic in the Moonlight Review

If one were to plot out the ranking of Woody Allen’s films from best to worst, the frothy, but hardly vital Magic in the Moonlight would show up somewhere just barely on the positive side of the dead centre.

Fading Gigolo Review

Fading Gigolo is a baffling failure. A film that comes with a killer, easy to pull off hook, that seems to have no clue what it's doing and no characters whatsoever.

Unsung Anniversaries #3: American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt

For this week's Unsung Anniversaries, we go with a pretty deep cut to celebrate the 25th anniversary of American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt, and in the process talk a little bit about the history of 1980s movie making powerhouse Cannon Films, what happens when a franchise has to recast its lead, and why the film has two standout performances from cult acting icons that almost make it worth watching.

TIFF 2013: Fading Gigolo Review

Fading Gigolo Special Presentation Director: John Turturro Turturro can have some fun with you behind the camera, and as cult actor worth rooting for in front of. Fading Gigolo, Turturro’s New York flavoured rom-com, wears its influences on its sleeve. Actually, it wears it in the film, as the wit snapping Woody Allen stands side-by-side […]

Blue Jasmine Review

Thanks to an excellent script and a knock-out leading performance from Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine is handily Woody Allen's best film since the early 1990s. Instead of being fun, playful, or genre based, it's emotional, real, and keenly perceptive.

Interview: Billy Crystal

Dork Shelf talks with the one and only Billy Crystal about returning to school as Mike Wazowski in Disney Pixar's Monsters University and how the themes of his recent film still pertain to his life today, what his grandkids think of the him, what scares him, how his university days differed from his younger, more diminutive altar ego, what serves as a source of friendship and strength to him, and much, much more

The New Old: Sleeping Dogs, Men, & Kids

This week, our archival title DVD and Blu-ray column returns with looks at Walt Disney's Peter Pan, Woody Allen's Sleeper, Stephen King's Cujo, and the John Ford/John Wayne romantic drama The Quiet Man.

This Week in DVD: 1/15/13

Looking to shake the early winter doldrums? Before you head out or order in a movie out on DVD this week, take a look at our eclectic line-up of reviews including the action of Taken 2 and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, the martial arts mayhem of Swords of Dragons Gate, the drama of Won't Back Down, the visual splendour of Samsara, and the return of Woody Allen in To Rome with Love.