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Along with 46 films, 4 book collections, 3 comedy albums and whatever else, Woody Allen has in recent years added an opera to his resumé. He was invited in 2008 to direct a production of Gianni Schicchi, an opera by Giacomo Puccini, in Spain. The production was revived in 2015 in Los Angeles, starring Placido […]

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Café Society is the new film written and directed by Woody Allen. It is out now in France, and will start its US theatrical run on 15th July. We have lots of new images from the new film from various sources. A new dump of publicity images, fashion photos from Chanel and critics responses from […]

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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! Zelig was when Allen perfected the mockumentary style that he attempted with his very first film […]

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Café Society, the newest film written and directed by Woody Allen, is currently doing the festival circuit ahead of its US release. Having played at the Cannes Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival, it has now been announced for another. Café Society will close out the Moscow Film Festival. The festival runs from […]

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Four! Who’d have thought. It’s been a lot of fun running this website. What started as a little project to learn a little more about websites became a thing that four years later still exists. This really shouldn’t have gotten past the talking-about-it-at-a-pub stage. This is still a one man show. Every word in this […]

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It’s been a week since Café Society opened in France and at the Cannes Film Festival. We now have a box office update from there, as well as a settled score on various critic sites now that the film is out. So far, the film has earned $2,272,516 (in France and French speaking Switzerland). It […]

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On the eve of our fourth birthday, I am very happy to announce that The Woody Allen Pages have a book (well, ebook)! It will hopefully be the first of many volumes, and unlike any other Woody Allen book. It is called The Watcher’s Guides Volume 1. You can buy the book on Amazon US, […]

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Café Society, the new film written and directed by Woody Allen, is out right now – if you live in France. This week we also got our first details of release dates in three other countries – Australia, UK and Russia. eOne Australia, Allen’s Australian distributor for many years, confirmed in a newsletter that the […]

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Hannah And Her Sisters, the acclaimed 1986 film written and directed by Woody Allen, was given the live read treatment. Directed by Olivia Wilde, she assembled an amazing cast – Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Justin Long, Maya Rudolph, Salmon Rushdie, Michael Sheen, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman and Wilde herself. Musical accompaniment was supplied by Questlove, […]

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Woody Allen’s work continues. In amongst all the chatter at the Cannes Film Festival, there were some murmurings of what Allen would do next. Putting it all together, we can determine that Allen will indeed make a new, 2017 film this summer, that he will make it in New York, and it will be a […]

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Woody Allen and his cast for Café Society has generated a lot of press in the last several days (to say the least) at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Here’s a big wrap of various videos, links and photos – there’s so much of it, it is frankly hard to keep up. Blake Lively and […]

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Hannah And Her Sisters, the 1986 film written and directed by Woody Allen, is getting the live read treatment. The reading will be directed by Olivia Wilde, who has been announcing the cast on her Twitter feed (@oliviawilde). There’s lots of familiar faces to Allen’s filmography. In the role of Holly, originated by Dianne Wiest, […]

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Café Society has kicked off the 69th Cannes Film Festival. The official Cannes YouTube channel has now put up videos of Allen and the stars in interviews, photocalls and the press conference. You can watch it all right now. Allen’s at Cannes with Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart and Corey Stoll. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro also […]

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Café Society has screened at the 69th Cannes Film Festival – it was the prestigious opening night film. There was a red carpet gala featuring Allen and many of the film’s stars, as well as plenty of other guests arriving for the festival. Flanking Allen are Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart and Corey Stoll. […]

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It’s all happening in Cannes, as the 69th Cannes Film Festival has kicked off. Having scored the prestigious opening night film, Café Society is the first film to get the traditional Cannes photocall treatment. We now have the first pics, and we’ve learnt that Blake Lively is quite tall. Images come from Cannes Film Festival’s Facebook […]

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Café Society, the newest film written and directed by Woody Allen, just premiered at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. And twitter are weighing in with the verdict almost immediately. The first reactions are very positive. Let’s start with UK critic Robbie Collins, one of our favourite critics and second bassoonists. Also contains the most gorgeroonie […]

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We are now counting down the hours until Café Society, the latest film written and directed by Woody Allen, premieres at the Cannes Film Festival. Being the prestigious opening night film, many film trades are covering this important event on the film calendar. Following The Hollywood Reporter‘s cover feature of Allen, US trade mag Variety […]

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Woody Allen has added his name to an open letter, asking for the release of Egyptian author and journalist Ahmed Naji. Naji is currently imprisoned for writing a novel The Use Of Life, which has themes of sex and drugs. PEN America, a guild of writers, are publicly putting their support behind Naji. Allen was […]

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Lots and lots of news coming out for Café Society in the days leading up to its world premiere on 11th May. All eyes are on the Cannes Film Festival, Allen has been in France doing interviews. The new interview from France TV. We can’t embed the video, but you can watch it on their […]

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We are just a couple of days from the premiere of Café Society. We now have our first proper clip from the film, and it features two of the film’s primary stars Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart. The short scene has the two, Vonnie and Bobby, getting to know eachother. Bobby with […]

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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! Allen wrote and made A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy very quickly and very cheaply. Knowing that […]

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Kristen Stewart is loved in France, and she’s been happily promoting her new film with Woody Allen, Café Society. We got our first official video interview with her now. Stewart spoke to Canal+, about working with Woody and the new film. It’s dubbed in French, but hey, it is still our video of the week. A […]

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We are less than a week away from the world premiere of Café Society, the newest film written and directed by Woody Allen. We have more cool stuff, including a press kit, images and character cards. Press kits are always full of information, about the conception and the production of the film. They are also […]

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Live reads are becoming all the rage. It’s an opportunity for actors to pay tribute to a classic film, and perform classic roles. The New York Times and Film Independent have announced their latest – and it’s Woody Allen’s Hannah And Her Sisters, directed by Olivia Wilde. Hannah And Her Sisters, released in 1986, is […]

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Café Society, the new (and 46th) film written and directed by Woody Allen, comes out next week in France, and will also open the 69th Cannes Film Festival. To coincide, The Hollywood Reporter has a new wide ranging interview with Allen, where he discusses working with Amazon, and the new film, and much more. There […]