Column | Jul 23, 2014 | 2:03 PM
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Column | Jul 24, 2014Among recent Woody Allen films, the crabby but pretty "Magic in the Moonlight" is a well-thumbed playing card from the middle of the deck, not one of his fully good ones ("Midnight in Paris," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), not one of the whiffs ("Cassandra's Dream," "Scoop," "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"). The new one's set in 1928 in the south of France, where people really do seem on the verge of asking, "Tennis, anyone?" every second. Coldblooded British illusionist Stanley, played with a tight grimace by Colin Firth, has been invited by a fellow magician (Simon McBurney) to debunk a celebrated American mystic working her way through the Cote d'Azur.
Story | Jul 30, 2014 | 8:50 AM
After dealing with the emotional breakdown at the core of "Blue Jasmine," a very contemporary tale of free-falling down the social ladder that won star Cate Blanchett the Best Actress Oscar, director / writer Woody Allen once again seeks refuge in the...
Story | Jul 22, 2014 | 2:30 PM
Woody Allen has directed so many movies, it's hard to pick just one favorite. At the L.A. premiere of his latest, "Magic in the Moonlight," at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study on Monday, the...
Story | Jul 18, 2014
Romance blooms under the sun and the stars in Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight," a high-spirited bauble that goes down easy thanks to fleet comic pacing, a surfeit of ravishing Cote d'Azur vistas and the genuinely reactive chemistry of stars Colin...