Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Posterized: Woody Allen 1990-2009

After making films for only two studios between the years 1971-1990, United Artists and Orion (and he only switched due to his relationship with the executives who founded Orion from his United Artists days), the last seventeen plus years have seen Woody Allen films being released by a myriad of studios, including Tri-Star, Miramax, Sony Pictures Classics, and Dreamworks to name a few, yet he has still maintained his breakneck one film per year average, and with a film already completed for a 2010 release, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, and another one in pre-production (to star Owen Wilson), he shows no signs of slowing in his seventy-fifth year.

There may be no disputing that the quality of his work has diminished in the last twenty years, the 2000s input is especially paltry in that respect, but every now and again he's still capable of capturing some of his mojo as 2008's Vicky Cristina Barcelona showed.

In addition to Vicky, I would also highly recommend from this period Husbands and Wives, Bullets Over Broadway, Deconstructing Harry, Sweet and Lowdown and Match Point. And additionally I have some admiration for Alice, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Mighty Aphrodite, Small Time Crooks and Melinda and Melinda.

Alice (1990)

Shadows and Fog (1992)

Husbands and Wives (1992)

Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Celebrity (1998)

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Small Time Crooks (2000)

Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Hollywood Ending (2002)

Anything Else (2003)

This above poster is amazing, too bad the movie doesn't deserve it!

Melinda and Melinda (2005)

Match Point (2005)

Scoop (2006)

Cassandra's Dream (2007)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Whatever Works (2009)

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