I'm here to tell you that with You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Woody Allen is in terrific form -- in fact, the best in years.
Where his films once excited a certain keenness, I often read reviews of a new Woody Allen film these days that convey the attitude of, "Oh, give it a rest already."
All the warning signs are there: it's the 4th film, it's in 3D, virtually all of the original creative talent (aside from the actors) have moved on. Has the law of diminishing returns caught up with Shrek Forever After? Yes and no -- but mostly no.
While Antonio Banderas may be running off to promote to his latest Hollywood excursion, Shrek Forever After his real passion recently has been curating a new, free film series at Manhattan's Spanish culture center.
At The Humane Society, our mission statement is "Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty," but a corollary principle is celebrating people who do remarkable things for animals. The Genesis Awards is built around that idea.
I am willing to learn, especially when scared out of my wits. Which is still often enough at this stage. In every moment, deep conscious breathing will serve me better than shallow unconscious patterns.
Nine is a tour of Guido Contini's imagination and memory, writ large as a musical. Not a musical comedy; there aren't many laughs.
Antonio Banderas: This is a movie that, in Hollywood, would literally have been impossible to make. Because it would have cut the peaks and lows of the movie and make something very edible for audiences.