Posts Tagged ‘Woody Allen’

Blues For Mr. Allen

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

A Madoff parody that’s ripe for sniping Cate Blanchett’s singularly obnoxious character in Blue Jasmine blocks our empathy. First because she’s such a phony–having changed her name from the mundane Jeanette to the pretentious Jasmine (“My mother’s favorite flower”), next because she embodies superciliousness (comically indifferent to everyone’s interest besides her own love of couture-brands [&hellip
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Wackiest Surrogate’s Court Cases That Have Made News Over the Years

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. by Megan Bungeroth Most New Yorkers don’t think about the Surrogate’s Court until it makes major headlines, but when it does, the cases are memorable. Here are some of the most famous and bizarre cases in recent memory. 1992- Woody Allen and Mia Farrow go to Surrogate’s Court to settle the custody battle for their [&hellip
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Woody Allen’s “To Rome With Love” Lands in New York

Written by Avenue Insider on . Posted in Lifestyle

Penelope Cruz, Woody Allen and Greta Gerwig. Last night The Cinema Society, along with The Hollywood Reporter and Piaget, hosted a screening of Woody Allen’s newest flick, To Rome with Love. The A-list came out in full force for the screening held at Manhattan’s Paris Theater—including the film’s writer/director and star Woody Allen; stars Alec Baldwin, Penélope Cruz, Greta Gerwig, Allessandra Mastronardi who donned [&hellip
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Woody and Whit’s Muse

Written by Avenue Insider on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Greta Gerwig Emerges as the Go-to Actress for Two of New York’s Most Beloved Directors By Mara Siegler, for AVENUE Magazine Actress Greta Gerwig got her start in the mid aughts as the sweetheart of the awkwardly dubbed ‘Mumblecore’ movement, a low-budget film genre marked by stripped-down realism, trailing sentences, and a do-it-yourself ethos. Slowly [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2011

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News

For all articles, please go to: Best of Manhattan: Arts & Entertainment Best of Manhattan: Living Best of Manhattan: City Services Best of Manhattan: Eats & Drinks Contributors to the Best of Manhattan issue: Nancy J. Brandwein, Wickham Boyle, Thomas Chan, Shoshana Davis, Leonora Desar, Sharon Feiereisen, Danny Gold, Matt Harvey, Andrea Hilbert, Regan Hofmann, [&hellip
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Woody, the Girl and Me

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Woody Allen, whose movie Whatever Works opens June 19, has a lot in common with me. We are both Jewish, we both root for the Knicks and we both like Woody Allen movies. We also once lusted after the same girl. The girl, Stacy, was a classmate of mine in the now-defunct Bentley school on [&hellip
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Woody’s Wet Dream

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Ten years after his great expectoration of bile in Deconstructing Harry, Woody Allen comes up with Whatever Works—the most shameless, cynically titled Hollywood con job since the days of Billy Wilder. Having lost his originality, Allen here reboots the acerbic Deconstructing Harry by mixing in the rancid, misogynistic Mighty Aphrodite. It’s another of his old-goat/young-girl [&hellip
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