Tag Archives: Midnight in Paris

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 […]

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 […]

To Rome with Love – Woody Allen and the whistle-stop tour does Italy

Is it my imagination, or has Woody Allen finally grown up? Vicky Christina Barcelona teeterd on the past and the future for him, Midnight in Paris was a refreshing look at a great director, not back in form, but using his wit and wisdom to create something fresh, and now with To Rome with Love we have […]

Midnight in Paris – Woody’s letter to himself.

Woody Allen likes to make films for himself and if other people like them too, well, that’s just darling. If he wants to  copy a Bergman, he does it. If he wants to bash on endlessly about his neurosis, he does it. if He wants to be asking the same questions about the invisible pathways between men […]

Off to see Midnight in Paris this afternoon.

OK – So I am off to see this tonight. I’m going to suspend my Woody “opinions” (like can we PLEASE make something other than an Annie hall remake?) and see if I can just get into the celebration of modernism. I mean, hey!  I’m up for a midnight visit with Gertrude Stein right? I’ll post a […]