The favorite film: The Purple Rose of Cairo, a 1985 comedy/fantasy written and directed by Woody Allen The synopsis: Cecilia, a New Jersey waitress trying to stay afloat during the Depression, turns to film for an escape from the monotony of her daily life. Her favorite film becomes The Purple Rose of Cairo (an RKO Radio Picture!), which she goes to see multiple times to … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Purple Rose of Cairo
A note from Lindsey – Today’s post is my mom’s second on TMP! Last year she did a guest post on The Help for adaptation month. Now she’s back with a review of Annie Hall. She’d never seen this, so when she stumbled upon it in a bargain bin and offered to buy it for me, I insisted that she watch it first! Here’s her … Continue reading GUEST POST: My mom reviews Annie Hall!
The favorite film: Midnight in Paris (2011), a time-hopping romantic comedy directed and written by Woody Allen The synopsis: Gil, a Hollywood screenwriter working on a novel, and his fiance Inez have decided to tag along on her parents’ business trip and spend a little vacation in Paris. Inez doesn’t exactly buy into Gil’s romantic perspective of the city, or his infatuation with Paris in … Continue reading Favorite things about… Midnight in Paris
Love and Death (1975): 4/5 Love and Death is a classic Woody Allen film, though much less appreciated than some of his other films, such as Annie Hall (1977). It costars Diane Keaton and is a parody of all things Russian. This movie is pretty hilarious. From the opening scene, it brings the laughs and keeps them coming. Some of the humor is a bit … Continue reading Love and Death (1975)