Tag Archives: husbands and wives

August 26

Magic in the Moonlight – Woody Allen slowly losing his magic. (Film Review)

Woody Allen’s films are hit and miss, with his hits being little gems and his misses being endured for the sake of the hits. Sometimes he can make a truly brilliant heavy-weight film (Husbands and Wives) but then he can also make something superb out of light-weight fluff (Midnight in Paris). Sometimes his gems are […]

September 17

Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen and Cate Blanchett make ugly lovely. (Film Review)

Make no mistake, I like Woody Allen films – but that’s a little like saying “I’m not racist, some of my best friends are black” because it can seem like an apologist statement on its own. One of my favorite films is Husbands and Wives, even with the rabid stealing from Bergman’s Scenes from a […]

June 13

Frances Ha – Noah Baumback grows a heart and cires “Look at my girlfriend!” (Sydney Film Festival Film Review)

Frances Ha is now showing at the Sydney Film Festival.  You can get your tickets here. Frances Ha is a film that is loved, loved and then loved, most of all for Gerwig’s performance, which is spellbinding.  This is probably the best film to show off her talents to date – and she did write […]

May 26

Vicky Christina Barcelona – Woody Allen and the impossibility of our desires. (Film review)

In The Perverts guide to Ideology, a certain emphasis is placed on our desire and the impossibility of its fulfillment. This is a Lacanian idea (and one I think at this point in my intuitive travels makes a lot of sense) and it is double interesting to remember that Woody Allen has been through a […]