Woody Allen

Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD: In This Corner of the World, Portrait of Jennie, Take the Money and Run, In His Own Home. more

Nov 7, 2017 5:09 PM Home Movies

Café Society, Woody Allen’s latest comedy, is a bi-coastal period piece. As the title suggests, it’s partly set amidst the lush life of 1930s Manhattan. But it also plays out in Hollywood during that same era. Although periodically directin... more

Aug 2, 2016 2:36 PM Film Reviews

Ahallmark of Woody Allen films is the director’s use of Dixieland and othervintage music, even when the setting is in the present day. For his latest, CaféSociety , the music fits the time and place. Set in 1930s Hollywood, the moviefea.. more

Jul 21, 2016 3:12 PM I Hate Hollywood

Back in 1969, Woody Allen was just beginning a career in filmmaking. He’d been writing for TV comedy for nearly two decades. That year he starred in Play It Again, Sam: a show on Broadway that he’d written. He essentially played a version of.. more

Jul 19, 2016 6:18 PM Theater

Susan Sarandon steals the show in writer-director Lorene Scafaria’s film, The Meddler. Sarandon stars as Marnie, a neurotic New Yorker transposed to Los Angeles in order to be close to her daughter, Lori (Rose Byrne). Only for Lori, mom has... more

May 10, 2016 3:15 PM Film Reviews

HospitalityDemocracy, the restaurant group led by Joe Sorge, has announced it will beexpanding once again. Three of the group's six restaurants will be joining the Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa whereconstruction and openings have been ongoing.. more

Apr 1, 2016 2:44 PM Brew City Booze

Woody Allen’s latest film, Irrational Man, concerns a philosophy professor (Joaquin Phoenix) who decides to commit murder. more

Jul 28, 2015 8:19 PM Film Reviews


With Last Weekend , directors Tom Dolby and TomWilliams made a film suggesting Woody Allen in a wistful, Chekovian mood—butset amongst the affluent denizens of northern California, not Manhattan. LastWeekend is a bittersweet comedy of upper cla.. more

Dec 22, 2014 1:00 PM I Hate Hollywood

With his latest European-set piece, Magic in the Moonlight, Woody Allen pulls off a remarkable feat by folding an essay on metaphysics into a glamorously entertaining package. Magic in the Moonlight evokes a bygone era, staging the 1920s a... more

Aug 4, 2014 1:27 AM Film Reviews

Outdoorsummer theater opens in a big way this weekend in the greater Milwaukee area asa couple of notable productions open. Optimist Theatre’s staging of TheWinter’s Tale at Kadish Park opens the same weekend as Summerstage of Delafield’s outd.. more

Jun 11, 2014 8:22 AM Theater

Director Jon Favreau returns to his screenwriting roots for this all-star, small-scale comedy exploring Chef Carl’s (Favreau) efforts to rediscover his love of cooking. After a disastrous run-in with a food critic (Oliver Platt) costs Carl ... more

May 9, 2014 3:54 AM Film Clips

Woody Allen’s God is a weird, existential farce that playfully examines the nature of theater at its essence. Soulstice Theatre continues a well-selected season with a staging of the show that captures some of the wild and irreverent energy... more

Feb 2, 2014 9:25 PM Theater

Although Woody Allen became a belated world traveler in recent years, setting films in Barcelona, London, Paris and Rome, he returns to familiar ground for much of Blue Jasmine. Half of the film unwinds in the tonier districts more

Aug 7, 2013 1:23 AM Film Reviews

Looking back at the 20th century, it seems as if some philosophers deliberately marginalized philosophy by refusing to address important issues in language meaningful to the general public. Perhaps that disengagement more

Mar 21, 2013 5:33 PM Books

 Atfirst glance, the latest Woody Allen films released on Blu-ray, Sleeper (1973)and Hannah and her Sisters (1986), represent entirely different aspects of thewriter-director’s work. Sleeper is a sci-fi spoof and Hannah is like a Chek.. more

Jan 25, 2013 3:43 PM I Hate Hollywood

To Rome With Love is no Midnight in Paris, but then, Woody Allen set the bar so high last summer that it may... more

Jul 3, 2012 12:00 AM Film Reviews

<p> Marriage is seldom just a coupling of two people. Usually it also involves the merger of family, friends and history. In the comedy <em>Newlyweds</em>, a carefree young couple is finally forced to sort through the baggage each brought to thei.. more

May 21, 2012 11:48 AM I Hate Hollywood

If Hollywood offered up Marilyn Monroe as its sex goddess, Italy replied with Sophia Loren. A new Blu-ray set, “Sophia Loren Award Collection,” gathers three of her signature movies, the Oscar-winning Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963), Mar.. more

Nov 21, 2011 1:43 PM I Hate Hollywood

Cee-Lo Green has canceled his Aug. 4 show at the Rave because of a scheduling conflict, the venue announced yesterday evening. Tickets can be returned at their point of purchase. more

Jul 15, 2011 1:17 PM On Music

Bass players rarely become renowned soloists. Edgar Meyer is the exception, performing his own compositions as well as the small body of music by other composers for the instrument. Meyer’s longstanding appeal goes beyond out-of-the-ordinar... more

Nov 16, 2010 12:00 AM Classical Music