Episode 20 – Rifkin’s Festival (2020)

Rifkin’s Festival is the 49th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 2020. Wallace Shawn stars as Mort Rifkin, a film teacher who accompanies his wife, Sue, played by Gina Gershon, to the San Sebastián Film Festival. During the festival, Mort has strange dreams that seem oddly familiar, and realises he has […]

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Episode 19 – Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

Mighty Aphrodite is the 25th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1995. Woody Allen stars as Lenny Weinrib. Together with his wife Amanda, played by Helena Bonham Carter, the two adopt a child who turns out to be especially gifted. When Lenny gets obsessed by his son’s genetic heritage, he tracks […]

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Episode 18 – The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion (2001)

The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion is the 31st film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 2001.  Woody Allen stars as CW Briggs. An insurance investigator whose workplace rival is Betty Anne Fitzgerald played by Helen Hunt. Both come under the spell of a hypnotist named Voltan, and find they themselves chasing […]

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Woody Allen’s new book, ZERO GRAVITY, is out now

Woody Allen has a new book out. It’s called Zero Gravity and is released on 7 June in the US and Italy. It is his fifth collection of humorous writings, his first since 2007’s Mere Anarchy. It follows in the footsteps of classics like Side Effects, Without Feathers and Getting Even. Allen’s collection of humorous […]

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Episode 17 – Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan is the 8th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1979. Woody Allen stars as Isaac Davis, and we follow him as he romanticises the hell out of New York City, falling in love, and dealing with the poetry of every day life. His story is divided by several women and […]

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Episode 16 – Shadows And Fog (1991)

Shadows And Fog is the 20th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released 1991. Woody Allen stars as Max Kleinman, returning to being the sole lead for the first time since Broadway Danny Rose in 1984. He lives in a town that resembles old German expressionist films by directors such as Fritz Lang. […]

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Episode 15 – Blue Jasmine (2013)

Blue Jasmine is the 43rd film written and directed by Woody Allen. Cate Blanchett stars as the titular Jasmine – a well-to-do woman who finds herself broke. Her financial criminal husband, played by Alec Baldwin, is no longer in the picture, so she moves in with her working class sister Ginger, played by Sally Hawkins. […]

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Episode 14 – The Purple Rose Of Cairo (1985)

The Purple Rose of Cairo is the 13th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1985. This film holds a special place in Woody Allen’s filmography. It is Woody Allen’s own favourite of his films, whilst he consistently rags on just about every other one he’s ever made. Even now, he claims […]

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Episode 13 – Celebrity (1998)

Celebrity is the 28th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1998.  Kenneth Branagh stars as Lee Simon, a journalist with aspirations of higher writing and a better life. He has just split from his wife Robin, played by Judy Davis. The two go on separate searches for happiness through fame. Lee […]

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Episode 12 – Sleeper (1973)

Sleeper is the 4th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1973. Woody Allen stars as Miles Monroe, a man who has been frozen for 200 years. He wakes to find himself in a strange futuristic world, run by an oppressive, big-brother-like government force. Things get worse when he unwittingly becomes part […]

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Episode 11 – Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is the 38th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 2008.  Rebecca Hall stars as Vicky, and Scarlett Johansson stars as Cristina. Two friends who have decided to spend the summer in Barcelona. The two friends have very different views on love, and their lives take very different paths […]

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Season 2 Announcement – The Woody Allen Pages Podcast

I am so pleased to announce that the Woody Allen Pages podcast will return later this month, even if it kills me. Yup, we’re back for season 2. I will launch episode 11 sometime after Easter, giving me the holiday to get everything ready for the return. I’m sorry it has taken so long. I […]

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