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REVIEW: Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight: When Cynic Met Mystic

No film character is riper for a take-down than the cynic with a sharp tongue, the nonbeliever whose only god is his own intellect. What other people search for — love, happiness, victory in the Hunger Games — he’s sure is a sham or a scam. 1,043 more words

Movie Review - Blue Jasmine (2013)

Director: Woody Allen

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale

Jasmine (Blanchett) was a wealthy New York socialite whose husband Hal (Baldwin) was found guilty of fraud, and all her assets were stripped. 442 more words

Woody's July "Magic"?

There was a solid 15 year stretch, when I would never miss a Woody Allen release. In fact, between the period of 1986-2000, the Woodman was the sole director of 16 different features. 283 more words


Blue Jasmine (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Blue Jasmine (2013) Directed by Woody Allen. With Cate Blanchett, Alec Bladwin, Sally Hawkins and Bobby Cannavale.

Cate Blanchett took home an Academy Award for her striking performance as a New York socialite, fallen on hard times in Woody Allen’s drama, Blue Jasmine. 263 more words

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Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

Never have I felt so depressed watching an Allen movie than I did while I watched Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) or Blue Jasmine to be correct; and I mean that as a good thing. 602 more words

Blue Jasmine Review

Having finally got round to watch Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’, I was far from underwhelmed. I’ve been left with a spinning mind and a slightly dazed expression but my, was it worth it. 301 more words

Conal Fowkes: Woody 'n' Me

Versatile doesn’t even begin to cover the nature of Conal Fowkes’s music career. The New York-based 46-year-old comes to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival next week to play numerous solo piano sets and function as pianist, music director and arranger on a First World War-themed concert, but his CV spans classical to Cuban music, and his jazz piano talents range from Harlem stride to hard bop. 1,086 more words

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