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It’s been a while since we had a Woodywatch – Allen having had a big year of production. But after appearing at the New York premiere of his new film Café Society, he now attended the premiere in Chicago, where the film opens this weekend. The Sun Times covered the event. Chicago has become an […]

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Two more Woody Allen classics are coming to Blu-Ray in the UK. Sleeper (1973) and Love And Death (1975) follow on from the recently announced box set by Arrow Academy, who recently picked up the rights. Both titles will be released on 3rd October. We also have the new artwork for both sets. Sleeper was […]

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Woody Allen is out doing press for his latest film, Café Society. As usual, he’s already onto his next project, a 2017 film with the cast announced and filming due to start in autumn/fall. In a new interview with the Inquirer, he revealed more about that film, and one of the cast members – Justin […]


10 Things About… each of those Woody Allen films. We’ve been making our way through Allen’s film for our book series – The Watcher’s Guides. And we are making video essays with some of the most interesting and fun facts about all of them. Our third in our new video essay series is the third film […]


Café Society, the new film written and directed by Woody Allen, opened in selected cinemas this pay weekend. It was a strong weekend for the film as it topped the specialty box office in the US by quite some margin. All the info you want is at Box Office Mojo. Specialty box office is ranked […]

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Music Of Woody Allen Films – an irregular feature about the musical compositions that have helped to make Allen’s films sing. Hannah And Her Sisters is one of Allen’s most beloved films – and it celebrates 30 years this year. However, it doesn’t seem like there is one particular song that characterises the film. But […]


Today’s the day. Café Society, the latest film written and directed by Woody Allen, is out in limited release in the US. New York and Los Angeles only this week – with more cities and countries to come. It was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year (playing the prestigious opening night), and was […]


The New York premiere of Café Society happened at the Paris Theatre, and a big part of the cast, and Woody Allen himself, came out to celebrate. Here’s some pics from the event. The cast. Parker Posey, Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart. Here’s this guy: And with his wife Soon-Yi Previn. Kristen Stewart. Parker Posey. […]


With just a few days to go, publicity is really ramping up for Café Society, the new film written and directed by Woody Allen. In New York this week are Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Kristen Stewart, all doing lots of interviews in the last 24 hours. Even Jesse Eisenberg filmed a few words from […]


Café Society opens in the US this Thursday, but only in two cities – New York and Los Angeles – and only in limited cinemas. Tickets are now available at the Cafe Society website. Here’s the five cinemas so far, and some details on the coming weeks – when it rolls out in the US […]


Kristen Stewart is in New York, doing promotion for her upcoming starring role in the new Woody Allen film Café Society, which opens this week. It kicked off in the middle of Times Square, with Stewart appearing on Good Morning America. Here’s the video The interview compares Stewart to Audrey Hepburn, and she talks about […]

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Café Society is the latest film written and directed by Woody Allen. It opens in the US in just a couple of days, but it will roll out around the world in the weeks to follow. We now have a new poster from the UK. We also finally get a look at the US TV […]


We’re making our way through Allen’s filmography for our book – The Woody Allen Pages Watcher’s Guide. Volume 1 features Bananas, Allen’s 1971 film, and one his beloved early comedies. It celebrates 45 years this year, and we’ve pulled out the most interesting bits of trivia from the film for our second video essay. How […]


Café Society is the newest film written and directed by Woody Allen. Set in the 1930s, music plays a big part in the film, as it does with almost all of Allen’s films. The soundtrack of the film’s amazing music is out now. The music is all from the era, the jazz that Woody Allen […]


Woody Allen seems to be quickly locking in the cast of his 2017 film. Quickly following the announcement of Jim Belushi and Kate Winslet, today we have two another cast members – Justin Timberlake and Juno Temple. Variety reports. Timberlake is, of course, a music megastar. But he’s also had a wonderful film career, one […]


Café Society, the newest film written and directed by Woody Allen is released on the 15th July. With the release date fast approaching, there’s a couple of new interviews about the film. Both discuss the physical challenges of making the new film. With Page Six, Allen talked about the challenge of shooting in New York. […]


With just over a week before his next film, Café Society, is released in the US, Woody Allen is working on one to follow, a 2017 film. Today that film got another cast member – Jim Belushi – according to Deadline. He is an alumni of Saturday Night Live (as was his brother John Belushi), […]


Café Society is released in the US in less than two weeks. We now have details of the New York red carpet premiere. There’s also a wonderful new review in the New Yorker. The New York premiere will take place on the 13th July. Details were revealed by Charity Buzz, who are running a charity […]


News Bits! Our usually twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. This is the 92nd edition! Here’s one for all of June. Jeff Goldblum is aging well. He’s becoming more interesting and eccentric as the years go on. He’s out promoting Independence Day Resurgence, and he was interviewed by The […]


Café Society, the upcoming film written and directed by Woody Allen, will open in the US on 15th July, and publicity is about to ramp up. In a new cover feature for Hamptons magazine, one of the film’s stars Blake Lively discussed working on the upcoming film, and her feelings on working with Allen. Lively […]


UK Blu-Ray distributor Arrow have announced the release of a new Woody Allen box set. The first box covers six of Allen’s films from the 70s. More excitingly, it is the first of many box sets to come. The first box is called Woody Allen: Six Films 1971-1978. It covers Allen’s 2nd film to 7th. […]

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A new Woody Allen film, Café Society, is hitting cinemas this year but he’s already moving on to his next. We haven’t heard much both his 2017 film, but Variety are now reporting the first actor in talks – Kate Winslet. Winslet came close to working with Allen ten years ago. She was cast for […]


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 takes us back to another era of entertainment, comedy and music with Broadway Danny Rose. […]


We’re on holiday, so we are updating bits and pieces when we can. So this is a quick update on UK and Italian release dates for Café Society, the new film written and directed by Woody Allen. The UK release, previously announced for September, is confirmed to be 2nd September. Italy will release the film […]


Our first video essay! How well do you know Take The Money And Run? We have been working our way back through Woody Allen’s entire filmography, and we are hoping to add more information and resources to his amazing body of work. Part 1 is our ebook, The Watcher’s Guide Vol. 1, covering Allen’s first […]