Tag Archives: Ingmar Bergman

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A Midsummer’s Night Sex Comedy Out Now On Blu-Ray

Today sees the release of A Midsummer’s Night Sex Comedy on Blu-Ray for the first time. Released in 1982, it was Woody Allen’s 10th film. The new edition comes from Twilight Time, who have been creating new Blu-Ray editions of Allen’s early films for the last couple of years. ‘A Midsummer’s Night Sex Comedy‘ is […]

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Irrational Man: New Images, Dutch Premiere, First US Cinemas, Parker Posey

We are just over two weeks away from the premiere of Irrational Man, the new film written and directed by Woody Allen. As such, we will be doing wraps ups of news as it happens. Today we have more new images, the first cinemas that will be playing the film along with a new feature […]

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Jun News Bits 1: Christopher Lee, Adrian Grenier, Simon Pegg, Colin Trevorrow and more

News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. The film world were saddened to hear about the passing of Christopher Lee, and so were we. He appeared in dozens of films we loved – from ‘Lord Of the Rings‘, ‘Hugo‘ and, our personal fave, ‘The Wicker Man‘. Despite […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy Coming To Blu-Ray

The latest Allen film to come to Blu-Ray is A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy. It will be released by Twilight Time, who have been putting out limited editions of Allen’s films on Blu Ray in recent years. The release date is set for 11th August 2015 and marks the first time this film has been […]

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New Robert Weide Interview On Woody Allen Stand-Up Years

Robert Weide directed Woody Allen A Documentary in 2012, and since then has worked on a number of Allen related projects. The latest was supplying new audio interviews and liner notes to The Stand-Up Years 1964-1968 – a new collection of Allen’s 60s stand-up albums. In a new interview with the Huffington Post, he talked […]

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Feb News Bits 1: Diana Krall, Olympia Dukakis, Steve Carrell, Mulaney, Patton Oswalt and more

News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. Singer/pianist Diana Krall appeared in a Woody Allen film. Thing is, she doesn’t remember which one. She spoke to the Guardian. Talking of New York, you’re a Woody Allen fan. Have you seen him play the clarinet at the Carlyle? […]

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Love And Death Blu-Ray Out Now

Love And Death, the 1975 film written and directed by Woody Allen, is out now on Blu-Ray for the first time. The release comes from Twilight Time, the Blu-Ray reissue label that has released a number of Allen films over the last two years. You can purchase the Blu-Ray now at Screen Archives. Here’s their […]

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Love And Death – New Blu-Ray Cover Artwork

The new cover artwork for the Blu-Ray release of Woody Allen’s Love And Death has been revealed. It is the first time ‘Love And Death‘ has been released on Blu-Ray, and comes from Twilight Time. The artwork was revealed on the Twilight Time Facebook page. Twilight Time have been releasing many Woody Allen titles. They […]

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Dec News Bits 1: Chris Rock, Sally Hawkins, Andrew Dice Clay, Josh Brolin, Freida Pinto, Jeffrey Kurland, Ingmar Bergman and more

A very big edition of news bits – our twice monthly wrap up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. Mordecai Lawner has passed away. The actor, who played Woody Allen’s father in Annie Hall, was aged 86. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety has a write ups. So we could easily have called this the […]

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Oct News Bits 2: Mira Sorvino, Richard Ayoade, The New Yorker, Patrick Bruel and more

Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. We are enjoying a bit of a break as there is not much going on. A short one to wrap up October. Mira Sorvino is out promoting her new show ‘The Intruders‘. With the Independent, she talked about working with Allen on […]

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Magic In the Moonlight Wk8: $18m Box Office, Firth and Stone Interviews, Behind The Scenes Pics

8 weeks into the release of Magic In the Moonlight, the new film written and directed by Woody Allen. A very light week with no new markets reporting, but i passes the $10m mark in the US. ‘Magic In the Moonlight‘ has earned $18,182,345 worldwide. The US is by far the leader (which is generally […]

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Aug News Bits 1: Bullets Over Broadway Characters, Christopher Owens, Bryan Singer, Cafe Wha? and More

News bits! Our twice monthly wrap up of Woody Allen bits from around the web! Which Bullets Over Broadway Musical Character are you? Now you can find out with a new quiz. We got David Shayne. Take the quiz here. The Newport Buzz has been a great source or info on Woody Allen’s 2015 film, […]

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Apr News Bits 2: Diane Keaton, Chris Messina, Alan Cumming, Richard E Grant, Star Wars And More

News bits! Our round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. Diane Keaton is out promoting her new book ‘Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty’, just released yesterday. It’s a memoir focussed on “beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself—no matter what anyone else thinks”. Of course, she’s being asked […]

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Woodywatch: Woody Allen @ Princeton University

Woody Allen made his scheduled appearance at Princeton this week. He recently donated a new collection of papers to Princeton – including scripts, essays, drafts and more. As part of the new acquisition, Allen appeared and was interviewed on stage. Allen was interviewed for an hour on stage. We don’t know if the event was […]

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VOTW: Woody Allen Talks Ingmar Bergman On Swedish TV

Big news for us this week was the confirmed offer of money from Sweden for Woody Allen to make a film there. Allen has deep affection for Sweden and it’s film history, in particular the works of Ingmar Bergman. We have previously posted one interview with Allen about Bergman for UK TV. This one, from […]

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Blue Jasmine: More Images, Poland Release, WSJ Outtakes, Canada Premieres

We are now three weeks out from the premiere of Blue Jasmine, the new film written and directed by Woody Allen. This week we have a couple more images, outtakes from the recent Wall Street Journal article and a chance to see the film early in Toronto. The film, starring Cate Blanchett as Jasmine, is […]

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Woody Allen Looking At Film Set In Sweden

The last decade of Woody Allen’s career has been marked by location. His embracing of Europe and her cities have breathed new life into his films. This leads to many cities wanting to draw Allen to them. In a new report from Sweden, they are the closest having made an offer to the director. News […]

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May News Bits 1: Greta Gerwig, Alan Alda, Max Von Sydow, Marc Maron, Eli Roth, Daniel Rose and more

Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen news bits from around the web. Greta Gerwig is on the cover of the new issue of The Village Voice. She is out promoting ‘Frances Ha‘, directed by Noah Baumbach, and has plenty of Woody Allen overtones. Gerwig starred in To Rome With Love last year, and […]

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Apr News Bits 2: Judy Davis, Mariel Hemingway, Elaine Stritch, Justin Long, Kevin Nealon, François Ozon, Iron Man and More

Woody Allen Bits: Our twice monthly round up of bits from around the web. Judy Davis is one of the great Woody Allen actresses. She has helped to define Allen’s legacy with some of the most electrifying performances in any of his films – in particular Husbands And Wives and Deconstructing Harry. She sat down […]

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“Very Little To Love”: Another Woman – The Woody Allen Pages Review

Another Woman is another serious drama, only his third drama by this point. He would become a lot better at it, but this film suffers from a truly sleepy, almost boring pace. A lackluster film, with an interesting premise, but ultimately Allen’s least lovely film to this point. Gena Rowland stars as Marion Post. A […]

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“Passion and Romance”: A Midsummer’s Night Sex Comedy – The Woody Allen Pages Review

Woody Allen continues his tribute to European cinema, and delivers what could almost be a remake of Ingmar Bergman‘s ‘Smiles On A Summer Night‘. Allen’s at his most romantic, and this small film with just 6 actors and one set is one his most unashamed love stories. It helps that one of those 6 actors […]

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‘A Fascinating New Step’: Interiors – The Woody Allen Pages Review

Interiors is Woody Allen’s first serious work – a quiet drama about a family. It’s not only his first dramatic film – it’s his first dramatic ANYTHING. Years of stand up, playwriting, acting and writing comic short stories was put aside for 100 minutes. Allen has said that when he was young he realised he […]

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‘The Best Woody Allen Film’: Annie Hall – The Woody Allen Pages Review

Annie Hall is a difficult one to review. We’ve seen this film so many times. For most people, it’s the first Woody Allen film you hear about, and the first you ever saw. It’s been with us long enough to inspire a love that led to a whole website. It’s considered the best Woody Allen […]

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VOTW: Woody Allen On Ingmar Bergman

Woody Allen’s top 10 films was recently revealed in the latest Sight & Sound poll. Amongst the films were ‘The Seventh Seal‘ by Ingmar Bergman. Allen’s love of Bergman is well documented. The character of Death from ‘The Seventh Seal‘ was parodied in Love And Death. Bergman is referenced in Annie Hall, a film that […]

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Woody Allen’s Top 10 Films Revealed In Sight & Sound Greatest Film Poll

Renowned (and maybe the best?) film magazine Sight & Sound, has published it’s newest Greatest 50 Films Poll – something the British publication has done every ten years since 1952 – a list compiled by votes from over 800 critics and film industry professionals. Since 1992, S&S have also run a Director’s Poll – this […]