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  • 'To Rome With Love'

    Woody Allen has had considerable success using foreign locales, certainly recently with "Midnight in Paris," and he takes that approach again with this enjoyable comedy that set several stories in Italy. Writer-director Allen himself plays an opera...
  • 'To Rome With Love' review: Woody Allen's European tour needs a detour

    'To Rome With Love' review: Woody Allen's European tour needs a detour
    *1/2 (out of four) Woody Allen’s character in “To Rome with Love” feels inadequate if he’s not working, whether or not he has any quality ideas. Ah, the veteran writer-director knows himself so well. This is such minor Allen, who...
  • Film review: Woody Allen's 'Rome' is good but can't top 'Paris'

    Film review: Woody Allen's 'Rome' is good but can't top 'Paris'
    In “To Rome with Love,” his latest feature — roughly No. 42, depending on how you count — the prolific Woody Allen continues his long European vacation. In 2005, he went to London to make “Match Point” and received...
  • Penelope Cruz happy for Woody Allen reunion in 'To Rome with Love'

    Penelope Cruz happy for Woody Allen reunion in 'To Rome with Love'
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. The first time Penelope Cruz worked with Woody Allen she won an Oscar. So, it's no wonder that she jumped at the opportunity to play a hooker in his latest effort, "To Rome with Love." "I feel extremely lucky," Cruz said during a...
  • A 'below-the-line' Oscar winner

    A 'below-the-line' Oscar winner
    Gene Allen's home on the Balboa Peninsula offers so much to delight the eye that it's easy to hide a small object inside it. Even an Academy Award. The longtime Newport Beach resident, who lives in a condo overlooking the Rhine Channel, doesn't make...
  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
  • 'A Better Life's' Demian Bichir: Time for his moment in Oscar spotlight

     
    Demian Bichir from 'A Better Life' is deserving of Oscar best actor glory...
  • LAFF 2012: Woody Allen gives Rome (if not himself) some love

     
    Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Allen, opened the Los Angeles Film Festival. It has received mixed reviews...
  • 'Miss Holocaust Survivor' -- honoring history or cheapening it?

     
    To some, “Miss Holocaust Survivor” sounded like the ultimate triumph -- crowning and championing a woman who had suffered the horrors of the Holocaust. To others, the idea of invoking Nazi terrors in the shallow setting of a beauty pageant was...
  • VOD Spotlight: Woody Allen’s “To Rome With Love” brings another all-star cast to the “Eternal City”

     
    Like most Woody Allen movies, To Rome With Love features an all-star cast: heavy hitters Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, PenÚlope Cruz and Roberto Benigni join familiar faces Carol Alt, Alison Pill, Judy Davis, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page and, of course,...
  • Antique-hunting in Arezzo, Italy

    Antique-hunting in Arezzo, Italy
    Prayerful angels carved from oak, grinning terra-cotta cherubs and gold pocket watches with time on their hands. All are stacked on the cobblestones of Arezzo's Piazza Grande. Through the shutters of my hotel window, I watch vendors unload a treasure...