If you ever want to put your significant other in the mood for love, try playing any tune on Joe Alterman's new CD, particularly one where Joe and his mentor Houston Person jam and groove.
At the age of 30, having deliberately stepped away from acting and show business for five years to figure out what she wanted to do, Gaby Hoffman has decided that acting is a choice she wants to make for herself.
One of the most popular shorts at the Frameline 34 Film Festival put a comic spin on what happens when a straight woman convinces her best gay friend from college to help her make a baby. The big question on everyone's mind was whether it would translate into a 90-minute feature film.
Ladies and gentlemen -- everything comes back around; everything old is new again; if you wait long enough, people forget. Except, I rarely completely forget in-development Broadway musicals. And I don't like when journalists treat old things as new.
Sleepwalk With Me, a charming gem set in the world of stand-up comedy, is the latest in a long line of smart, bittersweet romantic tales heavily influenced by Woody Allen's 1977 classic Annie Hall.
Frequently, Allen seems to play himself -- a neurotic, annoying, funny, oblivious creature who makes us cringe as he embarrasses, hurts and humiliates others through his outrageous actions and his thoughtless words.
It's no secret that Woody Allen plays himself in every film he acts in, but Danny Rose might be one of Allen's best renditions of himself onscreen.
Judith Crist, who just died, was an influential movie reviewer for many years. I remember her not just because of her intelligent and cogent take on films, but because of something really special to me: a connection to Woody Allen and to his movie, Stardust Memories.
Being V.I.P. at Outback is a big deal because people who eat there don't realize there are other restaurants. My dad is no different.
As much as Allen's film characters are enough to give an audience a general understanding of what Woody Allen is all about, it is another thing entirely to listen to him actually tell you himself.
Technology and yoga have been teaching me that we are all a work in progress. You don't throw a painting out if it doesn't look good -- you study it.
While I won't divulge my truly favorite places -- lest they succumb to and suffer from either the so-called Woody Allen Effect or a dreaded Year in Provence-like backlash (aka Loving it to Death Syndrome) -- here are my seven somewhat off-the-radar secret destinations that I love visiting over and over again:
Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and I went to see all the animal hijinks and weigh in on how the fourth installment of the Ice Age franchise fares, whether the filmmakers are at all invested in these films at this point, and where the hell did all the humans go?
With his newest movie, To Rome with Love, Woody Allen, continues his European film tour. But the movie that To Rome with Love most resembles is William Wyler's 1953 Roman Holiday.
To Rome With Love was truly wonderful -- a romantic and exhilarating fantasy of Rome as seen through Woody Allen's idiosyncratic eyes.
Although Woody made a movie back in 1998 titled "Celebrity" which seemed to be his final word on the vagaries of fame, "To Rome With Love" surpasses that in every way.