Posts Tagged ‘Woody Allen’

Hannah and her Sister

Posted on July 27th, 2016 by Joseph A. Hazani

  Consider this the apex of Woody Allen’s philosophical meditation on being. And due to Hannah and her Sister’s mid-80’s completion, this might have been the turning point for the filmmaker, as this crescendo has clearly not been matched in any of his later works. It is the stark confrontation of the absurd by an […]

Blue Jasmine

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by Joseph A. Hazani

  Consider this Woody Allen’s diatribe against the toxic and wasteful pollutants of his Manhattan. Nevermind the fact that a nostalgic look behind to the 70’s and 80’s of New York City would magically overlook the high incidence of crime city corruption and just outright unpleasantness, now the city is built by masters of the […]

Annie Hall

Posted on June 12th, 2014 by Joseph A. Hazani

  The apex of Woody Allen’s genius, Annie Hall swiftly, gently, harmoniously dusts over an existential question, like a pastry chef brushing filo dough with butter: why bother with human relationships?   While intersecting with the main thesis in the recent Her by Spike Jonze, the similarities end there. Annie Hall exposes the erraticism of […]