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The announcement that Miley Cyrus would be starring in the new 2016 Amazon Series from Woody Allen was greeted with surprise in most quarters. The pair actually have a far bit in common, but one of the big differences is social media. Whilst Allen is notoriously secretive and protective of his films before release, Cyrus […]

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It has been 30 years since the release of Hannah And Her Sisters, one of Woody Allen’s most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. Built around the lives of three sisters, it explores a year in their lives, and unfolds like a novel with dozens of characters. The film was nominated seven times at the […]

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Last time we checked in with Irrational Man, the latest film written and directed by Woody Allen, it had hit $22 million. It’s moved up a bit since to $24 million, but it also looks like it has stopped. Irrational Man has now earned $24,896,319 worldwide. France is number one ($6.3m), followed by the US […]

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The prestigious New York Philharmonic have announced their 2016-2017 season. In a world first, they have announced a tribute to Woody Allen’s masterpiece Manhattan. They will be presenting the film while performing its iconic soundtrack live – a world first. ‘Manhattan‘ has one of the most revered soundtracks in cinema. The opening credit sequence, with […]

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Woody Allen and France have a special relationship. Not only has Allen made some of of his best work there, his films are box office gold in that country. Those connections meant that Allen took time out of his busy schedule to wish the French American Center a happy 25th birthday. The centre located in […]

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News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. This is the 85th edition! Dustin Hoffman is one of the great actors, but he has revealed this week that he turned down more great roles than you might know. It included turning down Woody Allen, which is something he […]

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If Woody Allen signing on to create a series for Amazon wasn’t surprising enough, this week Allen announced the cast. Everyone seemed happy to see Elaine May return to working with Allen, but it was the inclusion of pop star Miley Cyrus that has turned heads. Now the mega star has instagram-med about working with […]

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In what would easily have been an Onion headline 2 years ago, Woody Allen has announced he will star in his own 2016 Amazon Series. Also joining the cast is Elaine May and Miley Cyrus. Deadline reports. This is an amazing announcement on many levels. Woody Allen has not really starred in any of his […]

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Music Of Woody Allen Films – a new irregular feature about the musical compositions that have helped to make Allen’s films sing. Sweet And Lowdown is one of Allen’s most music filled films. The story of Emmet Ray, a jazz guitarist with a great talent but a greater ego, the score is filled with guitar […]

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5 Films (And A TV Show)… A new series where we recommend films referenced, inspired, influenced or generally like a certain Woody Allen film, from his first to his latest. All picks are subjective – let the arguments begin! Annie Hall’s acclaim never seems to dull. Regarded as one of the greatest films of all […]

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News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. This is the 84th edition! It’s been a tough week for heroes. We, of course, join the chorus of those whose lives are lessened with David Bowie and Alan Rickman leaving us. Two others have passed in the last week […]

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Woody Allen surprised the world last year when he announced he was making a series for online giant Amazon. We’ve had very little details since about the 2016 Amazon Series. We now have details that the series will shoot in New York and casting has begun. Showbiz 411 has the scoop. Shooting begins in New […]

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Music Of Woody Allen Films – a new irregular feature about the musical compositions that have helped to make Allen’s films sing. The soundtrack to Woody Allen’s films are usually associated with classic jazz recordings. But it actually took him a number of films to find that style. In his first ever films, he employed […]

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Irrational Man, the 45th and latest film written and directed by Woody Allen. Released in July 2015, it is out now in several home formats – Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital, in the US. It is also rolling out around the world. In the US, the Blu-Ray cover takes its look from the European poster rather […]

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The Bullets Over Broadway Musical has been on tour. Based on the Woody Allen film from 1994, it ran for over 100 performances on Broadway in 2014. It has been touring the country in selected dates in 2015 and has now opened in Los Angeles at the Pantages Theatre. This has led to a new […]

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It’s 2016! And we eagerly await details of Woody Allen’s yearly work, his 2016 Film. We got a little tidbit this week as France was the first to announce a release date. The film is still untitled at this point. But the French distributor Mars Distribution have announced that they will be releasing the film. Le […]

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Like clockwork, Woody Allen will be returning to his regular seat for another year of jazz. That seat is at The Carlyle in New York, and is with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. Allen and band will be performing their usual Monday night residency throughout 2016. The residency resumes this Monday, 11th January […]

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Vilmos Zsigmond has passed away. The legendary cinematographer was responsible for dozens of classic films including ‘Deliverance‘, ‘Close Encounters Of the Third Kind‘, ‘The Deer Hunter‘, ‘Heaven’s Gate‘ and more. He also worked three times with Woody Allen. He had the nickname Master Of Light. The three films that Zsigmond worked on are Melinda And […]

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Music Of Woody Allen Films – a new irregular feature about the musical compositions that have helped to make Allen’s films sing. Diane Keaton turns 70 on 5th January. So we wanted to pick a very Diane Keaton moment. This might actually be a minor spoiler so watch Radio Days before you read this. But […]

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News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. This is the 83rd edition! And a brief one for the end of the year. Happy new year everyone! Haskell Wexler has passed away. The legendary cinematographer lens such greats as ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?‘ and ‘Days Of Heaven‘. […]

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  Kristen Stewart has overcome her franchise roots to become a regular fixture in the end of year awards scene. This year is no different with Stewart gaining acclaim for her role in Olivier Assayas‘ Clouds Of Sils Maria. Stewart is starring in Allen’s next feature, his 2016 Film, with Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg and […]

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The Writers Guild Of America recently polled their members for the funniest screenplay, a list that was topped by Annie Hall. Seven of Allen’s films made the list, and the WGA sat down with Allen to discuss the list, but instead they talked about the craft of screenwriting, with Allen giving real insight into his […]

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Irrational Man is the latest film written and directed by Woody Allen. It opened in Italy this week, and was the last big European country to release the film. The Italian distributor made some cool e-cards, and there’s a new box office update. The global box office is now $22,034,318. Leading the charge is France […]

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It seems every year, the reputation of Crimes And Misdemeanors grows in stature. It was a landmark film for Allen, a rare step into drama at a time when he was best known for his comedies. Now it seems to be the first and best of Allen’s dark dramas. Our video of the week is […]

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News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. This is the 82nd edition! Diane Keaton is starring in the new film ‘Love The Coopers‘. To promote it, she is on the cover of AARP magazine. It is a wonderful long yarn about her whole career, and into some […]