Random Film Monday: MEETIN’ WA (Jean-Luc Godard, 1986)

A short film documenting the encounter between Woody Allen and Jean-Luc Godard from 1986.

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Review – BANANAS (Woody Allen, 1971, United States)

Woody Allen’s Bananas draws on the 1970s political climate, with references to student radical movements, Latin American revolutions and the political instability of the banana republics. It also follows in the tradition of the anarchic films of W.C. Fields and, most notably, those of the Marx Brothers (such as Duck Soup). Furthermore, one may link…

Review – MANHATTAN (Woody Allen, 1979, USA)

Manhattan is the film of a cineaste at the peak of his powers. Woody Allen’s 1979 feature is regularly referred to as his best work, alongside Annie Hall (1977). Allen, a self-proclaimed workaholic, has often referred to his obsession with death as a driving creative force. He constantly represses his fear of death by keeping…

May 2017: 10 new movie releases you need to know about

So many films, so little time. CineCola highlights a number of UK (and, possibly, Ireland) theatrical releases for the month of May. 1 – THE JOURNEY¬†(Nick Hamm, UK) Release date: May 5 (limited, 25+) The Journey, directed by Nick Hamm, charts a fictional meeting between adversarial Northern Ireland politicians Ian Paisley, leaders of the Democratic…

10 films you must see if you liked “La La Land”

La La Land by Damien Chazelle was certainly one of the most beloved and successful films of this past cinematic seasons. Having won a number of Academy Awards, this song-and-dance journey through the life-changing romance between an idealistic jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and a hopeful young actress against captured the hearts of an international audience.…

10 landmark films by Woody Allen

Woody Allen, one of the most important figures in American cinema history, celebrates his 81st birthday today. Before becoming the famous and beloved arthouse filmmaker of unforgettable classics, he established a reputation as a stand-up comic, renowned for his quasi neurotic personality and his intellectual-come-honest absurdist sense of humor. These features, along with others, he…