This bitter drama is essentially Woody Allen's update on Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. In Blue Jasmine, Streetcar's deluded Blanche DuBois is reborn as Jeanette "Jasmine" French (Cate Blanchett), a broke and broken New Yorker who, after the imprisonment and death of her corrupt millionaire husband (Alec Baldwin), has relocated to a dull corner of San Francisco to live… read more!
Movies Directed by Woody Allen (in alphabetical order)
Regardless of our undying puritanical ire over Woody Allen running off with his ex's adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn (they've now been happily married for over eight years, so the joke's on us), Americans have a funny relationship with Allen: All the US critics are hailing Match Point as his best work in years - a thoughtful, non-gimmicky return to his… read more!
Woody Allen's love letter to Paris is a charming romantic comedy about a successful Hollywood screenwriter (Owen Wilson), insecure about his first novel, who is vacationing in the City of Light with his materialistic fiancee (Rachel McAdams) and her parents. Strolling alone through the streets at midnight, he is hailed by an old-fashioned automobile and promptly whisked off to the… read more!
After the sensational success of his previous film, Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen trots off to another beloved-by-tourists European capital for more whimsical fantasy, with significantly less satisfying results. To Rome With Love intercuts four different and totally unconnected storylines: in one, Allen (in his first on-screen role since 2006's Scoop) travels to the Eternal City to visit his daughter,… read more!
It says much about the slim pickings of 2008's late summer movie season that this slight, though not insulting, comedy-drama would become one of Woody Allen's biggest hits. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) are two American tourists who decide to spend a few weeks hanging out in sunny Barcelona before Vicky's impending marriage to a rich, dull New… read more!