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Woody Allen

Channel hop

There's a great line in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, which Channel hop just happened to watch about five minutes ago. It comes from the author Gertrude Stein - or, at least, her character in the film.

Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am

Our world's become an existential joke

As a failed philosophy student, I can't help but notice how people don't use words like existence and existential in popular English-speaking culture the way they used to. When I was a student in 1980s North America, those words were usually associated with French existentialism, popularised as much by Jean-Paul Sartre as by Woody Allen.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


When Woody Allen said '80 per cent of life is turning up' he could have been talking about the dress-up outfits in the South Stand. Competition off the pitch is taken as seriously as that on the pitch. The true dress-up denizens know that to maximise the fun factor at the Sevens, it's about turning up, turned out to the nines.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Cassandra's Dream

Starring: Colin Farrell, Ewan MacGregor, Hayley Atwell, Tom Wilkinson

Director: Woody Allen

Category: IIA

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Woe is me

With those thick-rimmed glasses, that wisp of brown hair and the deep worry lines on his forehead, Woody Allen has one of the most recognisable faces in American cinema. These days, at 72, it's little more wizened, while Allen, a fragile figure at the best of times, looks like he might blow away at any given second.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Mere Anarchy

Mere Anarchy

by Woody Allen

Random House, HK$176

It hasn't been easy for Woody Allen fans of late. His labyrinthine personal life notwithstanding, Allen's recent films have bombed, exploding in a no-man's land between the mildly interesting and the faintly amusing.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Match point

Match Point is Woody Allen's best film in years. Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Chris, an Irish tennis instructor in London. He meets Tom Hewitt (Matthew Goode), the heir of a rich family. Tom's sister Chloe (Emily Mortimer) falls for Chris, who skyrockets to the top of the social ladder as a Hewitt family son-in-law.

4 May 2006 - 12:00am

Match Point

Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer

Director: Woody Allen

Category: IIA

Woody Allen films rarely come without inter-textuality, and in Match Point it arrives early.

27 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

movie buff

The Wild

Director: Steve Williams

Voiced by: Kiefer Sutherland, Richard Kind, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo, Jim Belushi

23 Apr 2006 - 12:00am