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‘Annie Hall’ and Woody Allen’s Experimental Visual Film Style

The prospect of writing about Woody Allen has loomed large over my writing since the inception of this column last year for many reasons. First, I hold the non-unique position in considering him the greatest comedic director to ever work. [...]

By Brad Becker Parton

Our Favorite Woody Allen Movies

Woody Allen's 43rd writer/director effort, Blue Jasmine, made its debut in movie theaters across the country this past weekend. 43 is a lot. Allen has made so many films at this point, of different combinations of his Chaplin, Hope, Fellini and [...]

By Roger Cormier

Woody Allen’s Films As Infographics

Eleven classic Woody jokes from films in graph and chart form, including: Annie Hall, Manhattan, Crimes & Misdemeanors, and more!

By Jesse David Fox and Marisa Woocher

Love and Annie Hall

Annie Hall isn’t a Valentine’s Day movie, though I always watch it on Valentine’s Day. It’s not a romantic comedy, though in some ways it solidified the premises of the genre. It won Allen his only Oscar for Best Director, though it’s arguably [...]

By AJ Aronstein

Diane Keaton Reminisces About Woody Allen’s ‘Great Body’

Did you know that underneath that tweed jacket and those layers of barely contained existential despair, Woody Allen had a torso chiseled from marble? Okay, well, probably not, but Diane Keaton's memoir Then Again kind of implies that. Writes [...]

By Halle Kiefer

Joan Didion’s 1979 Woody Allen Takedown

Here's a 1979 essay by Joan Didion from the New York Review of Books in which she takes aim at Woody Allen's then-recent "serious" movies: Manhattan, Interiors and Annie Hall. She doesn't love them!These are not possible constructions, but they [...]

By Adam Frucci

Breaking News: Woody Allen Full of Doubt, Self-Loathing

Woody Allen, eternal optimist: "There’s no rhyme or reason to anything that I do. It’s whatever seems right at the time. I’ve never once in my life seen any film of mine after I put it out. Ever. I haven’t seen Take the Money and Run since [...]

By Adam Frucci