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Woody Allen
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Date of Birth: Dec 1, 1935

Country: USA

Biography: Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935, as Allan Stewart Konigsberg, in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 15, he started selling one-liners to gossip columns. After working a while as a stand up comedian, he was hired to write What's New Pussycat in 1965. He directed his first film a year later, What's Up, Tiger Lily? in 1966.

Total Titles at Criticker: 89 - You've Seen 89

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Titles You've Ranked (89)
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The Battle of amfAR The Battle of amfAR (2013)  - Short Film
Summary: When AIDS strikes, two very different women - Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim - join forces to create America's first AIDS research foundation. The fight against HIV/AIDS has never been the same. (tellingpictures.com)
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Trespassing Bergman Trespassing Bergman (2013)
Summary: In the mid 1960s Swedish director Ingmar Bergman built a house on the remote island of Fårö. Throughout his life, the exact location of the house was a well-guarded secret. Here Bergman lived and shot some of his seminal films until his death in 2007. In TRESPASSING BERGMAN the audience is taken to the house together with directors such as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Claire Denis, Michael Haneke and others, to tell the story of Bergman, his island and some of his most central films. (ffm-montreal.org)
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Fading Gigolo Fading Gigolo (2013)
Summary: Woody Allen plays as bookseller-turned-pimp to John Turturro's middle-aged neophyte hustler, in actor-writer-director Turturro's inspired left-field comedy. The premise is as inspired as it is absurd, and Turturro carries it off with his own affecting and surprisingly romantic vision of New York City. (tiff.net)
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The Unbelievers The Unbelievers (2013)
Summary: Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world. (imdb)
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Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love (2013)
Summary: Composer, conductor, genius, mensch, Marvin Hamlisch was as close to a modern day Da Vinci as it gets. Hit after hit...'The Way We Were', 'Nobody Does It Better', 'The Sting', 'Chorus Line', Marvin was irrepressible and prolific. His streak was staggering.
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Woody Before Allen Woody Before Allen (2011)  - Short Film
Summary: Woody/before/Allen is an adventurous meditation on past and present, on two former Konigsbergs - a man and a city that no longer use the name: one a Russian city which was renamed Kaliningrad, another a renowned film director who changed his name to Woody Allen. To commemorate the bizarre connection between these two former Konigsbergs, Masha Vasyukova, a native of the city makes it her mission to put up a statue in Kaliningrad in honor of Woody Allen... (imdb)
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Melinda and Melinda Melinda and Melinda (2004)
Summary: This film combines romantic comedy and drama in a way that Woody Allen, unique among filmmakers, likes to contrast.
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Celebrity Celebrity (1998)
Summary: Lee Simon, unsuccessful journalist and wanna-be novelist, tries to get a foot into the door with celebrities. After divorcing his wife Robin, Lee gets to meet a lot folks of the rich and / or beautiful, partly through journalism, partly because he has a script to offer. But life among those from out-of-this-world is hard, and his putative success always results in defeat. Meanwhile Robin meets a very desirable TV-producer and takes the first steps in the world of celebrities herself. (imdb)
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The Woody Allen Special The Woody Allen Special (1969)  - TV Special
Summary: Woody Allen special with some skits and stand up comedy.
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Crisis in Six Scenes Crisis in Six Scenes (2016)  - TV Series
Summary: Crisis in Six Scenes is a comedy that takes place in the 1960's during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down. (imdb)
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Casting By Casting By (2012)
Summary: The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood (imdb)
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The Sunshine Boys The Sunshine Boys (1996)  - TV Movie
Summary: Two aging comedians who acrimoniously dissolved their act eight years earlier must overcome their differences when they have the chance for a lucrative movie comeback (imdb)
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Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (1971)  - TV Movie
Summary: By 1971, Woody Allen had sworn off doing television work but decided to do this special as a contribution to PBS. When this special was yanked before airing because of pressure from the Richard Nixon White House - it was a satire of then National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger - Allen cited the incident as an example of why he "sticks to movies".
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François Truffaut, une autobiographie François Truffaut, une autobiographie (2004)  - TV Movie
Summary: Truffaut kept everything, from notes made on bits of paper to the numerous drafts of each of his scripts, and photographs of those dear to him. This «autobiography» sets out to highlight the director's recurrent themes, as they appear in film after film: childhood, apprenticeship, the conflictual relationships between men and women, death. The film leaves commentary to those, including a number of figures, who knew him well, in his work, in his life and for whom he was a source of admiration.
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Light Keeps Me Company Light Keeps Me Company (2000)
Summary: Carl-Gustaf Nykvist's documentary about his father, Sven Nykvist. The film is based on Sven's memoirs with Sven himself as narrator. A journey to the place of birth, Moheda, constitutes the hub of the film and during the journey friends and memories emerge. (imdb)
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King Lear King Lear (1987)
Summary: Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespeare Junior the Fifth to restore the lost artwork of the human race. (imdb)
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Woody Allen: A Documentary Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)  - TV Episode
Summary: With unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert Weide follows the film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate biography. Beginning with Allen's childhood the film chronicles the trajectory and longevity of Allen's career, from his work as a TV scribe, standup comedian and frequent TV talk show guest, to a writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years. (PBS)
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To Rome with Love To Rome with Love (2012)
Summary: A story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.
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Cineastas en acción Cineastas en acción (2005)
Summary: Documentary for the protection of Moral Rights of filmmakers against the manipulation of the movies suffered by different distribution media. Pan & Scan, dubbing, ads, different international cuts, censhorship and anything that go against the movies as art to make them just bussiness. This documentary has two parts, being this one the second. The first one is "Cineastas contra magnates" (Filmmakers vs. Tycoons), both made in 2005.
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Cineastas contra magnates Cineastas contra magnates (2005)
Summary: Documentary for the protection of Moral Rights of filmmakers against the manipulation of the movies suffered by different distribution media. Pan & Scan, dubbing, ads, different international cuts, censhorship and anything that go against the movies as art to make them just bussiness. This documentary has two parts, being this one the first and the second one "Cineastas en acción" (Filmmakers in Action), both made in 2005.
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Bert Stern: Original Madman Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011)
Summary: In the unconventional documentary Becoming Bert Stern, the original mad-man photographer reveals himself for the first time. Becoming Bert Stern is a story of self-creation: rise, fall and reinvention. It explores creativity, celebrity, and desire through the eyes of a man who got everything he wanted. Almost. (imdb)
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Match Point Match Point (2005)
Summary: Match Point is a drama about ambition and obsession, the seduction of wealth, and the often discordant relationship between love and sexual passion. Perhaps most importantly, however, the story reveals the huge part luck plays in the events of our lives, refuting the comforting misconception that more of life is under our control than really is. (Dream Works Pictures)
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Bullets Over Broadway Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Summary: Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne... (imdb)
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Irrational Man Irrational Man (2015)
Summary: A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. (imdb)
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Magic in the Moonlight Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Summary: A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. (imdb)
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The Concert for New York City The Concert for New York City (2001)  - TV Special
Summary: The Concert for New York City was a benefit concert, featuring many famous musicians, that took place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York City in response to the September 11 attacks. Aside from performing for charity, the concert was an attempt to honor the first responders from the New York City Fire Department and New York City Police Department. (Wikipedia)
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Blue Jasmine Blue Jasmine (2013)
Summary: Blue Jasmine is the story of the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife. (sonypictures.com)
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Café Society Café Society (2016)
Summary: A young man arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry. There, he falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age. (imdb)
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Wonder Wheel Wonder Wheel (2017)
Summary: A period drama set in New York in the 1950s. (imdb)
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Candid Camera Candid Camera (1960)  - TV Series
Summary: Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions, while their reactions are recorded on a hidden camera.
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Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970)
Summary: An American playwright living in Rome consults a quack psychiatrist to combat his fears of balding and save his failing marriage. (imdb)
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Don Don't Drink the Water (1969)
Summary: The Hollander family's European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in Vulgaria. The Hollanders leave the plane to take pictures which results in accusations of spying. Chased by Vulgarian soldiers, they take refuge in the American Embassy under the protection of the absent ambassador's hapless son. (imdb)
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Midnight in Paris Midnight in Paris (2011)
Summary: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better. (imdb)
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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
Summary: A little romance, some sex, some treachery, and apart from that, a few laughs. The lives of a group of people, whose passions, ambitions and anxieties force them all into assorted troubles that run the gamut from ludicrous to dangerous. (facebook.com)
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September September (1987)
Summary: Everyone is gathering at Lane's place for the weekend, and everyone's in love. Unfortunately, each beloved loves somebody else... (imdb)
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Another Woman Another Woman (1988)
Summary: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book... (imdb)
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Alice Alice (1990)
Summary: Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player... (imdb)
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The Purple Rose of Cairo The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Summary: In 1930s New Jersey, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.
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Interiors Interiors (1978)
Summary: A psychological study of the effect a mother has on her adult daughters and their mixed and often bitter... (imdb)
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Cassandra Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Summary: Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor play working class brothers who dream of better things than their respective mechanic and restaurant jobs. Hard-drinking Terry (Farrell) has a weakness for gambling, while brother Ian (McGregor) hankers for the finer things when he starts dating a very ambitious actress (Hayley Atwell). Fate deals a hand when their rich American uncle (Tom Wilkinson) slinks into London with a murderous proposition.
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Whatever Works Whatever Works (2009)
Summary: An eccentric man (Larry David) is taken into a series of adventures and encounters with his friends from Greenwich, a young woman from the South (Evan Rachel Wood), and her parents.
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Sounds from a Town I Love Sounds from a Town I Love (2001)  - Short Film
Summary: This short played on one of the Support New York City telethons that took place shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. New Yorkers talk to each other on cell phones
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Summary: Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. (imdb)
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Woody Allen: A Life in Film Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2002)  - TV Movie
Summary: A series of interviews with Woody Allen interlaced with clips from his films. (imdb)
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Wild Man Blues Wild Man Blues (1997)
Summary: On tour with Woody Allen's jazz band in Europe. We also meet Soon-Yi Previn and Woody's parents.
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Bananas Bananas (1971)
Summary: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
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Manhattan Manhattan (1979)
Summary: A divorced New Yorker currently dating a high-schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead (imdb)
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Annie Hall Annie Hall (1977)
Summary: Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. (imdb)
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Sweet and Lowdown Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Summary: Woody Allen's latest film is the fanciful biography of a legendary jazz guitarist, Emmet Ray, who clashed with lovers, gangsters, musicians and success itself in the 1930's Jazz scene. Sean Penn stars as the fictional musical genius who during the Swing Era was on his way up but could never settle down. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Zelig Zelig (1983)
Summary: "Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people. (imdb)
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Love and Death Love and Death (1975)
Summary: Woody Allen plays a Russian {Woody Allen Character} who is caught up in the Napoleonic invasion of his country... (imdb)
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Husbands and Wives Husbands and Wives (1992)
Summary: When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their marriage.
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Manhattan Murder Mystery Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Summary: Larry and Carol are fairly normal New Yorkers who have sent their son off to college. They meet an elderly couple down the hall and later in the week find that the wife has suddenly died. (imdb)
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Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
Summary: The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. (imdb)
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Broadway Danny Rose Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Summary: Danny Rose is a manager of artists, and although he's not very successful, he nevertheless goes out of his way to help his acts... (imdb)
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Small Time Crooks Small Time Crooks (2000)
Summary: Dishwasher and small-fry criminal Ray hits on a plan with his partners in crime to re-open a local pizza place and dig through to the bank down the street. As his wife can't cook pizza but does great cookies, that's what they sell. While the no-hope tunnellers get lost underground, the cookie operation really takes off and the team find themselves rich business people. But the other local money isn't quite ready to accept them. (imdb)
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Mighty Aphrodite Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Summary: Lenny and Amanda have an adopted son Max who turns out to be brilliant. Lenny becomes obsessed with finding Max's real parents because he believes that they too must be brilliant. When he finds that Linda Ash is Max' real mother, Lenny is disappointed. Linda is a prostitute and porn star. On top of that, she is quite possibly the dumbest person Lenny has ever met. Interwoven is a Greek chorus linking the story with the story of Oedipus. (imdb)
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Company Man Company Man (2000)
Summary: A satirical romp set in the early sixties, Company Man is the story of a nerdy Connecticut grammar school teacher who stumbles into becoming a legendary international spy hero in an effort to avoid his nagging wife. (Paramount Pictures)
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Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)
Summary: Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin.
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The Ballad of Greenwich Village The Ballad of Greenwich Village (2005)
Summary: A documentary that tells the story of the artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades, and changed the face of American culture through their art and politics.
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Anything Else Anything Else (2003)
Summary: Woody Allen's new romantic comedy is a lesson in the reality that loves at first sight isn't always 20/20. Jerry Falk (Biggs) learns that lesson the hard way when he falls head over heels in love with the beautiful but flighty Amanda (Ricci). (DreamWorks Pictures)
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Crimes and Misdemeanors Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Summary: The film's title indicates the themes of two separate stories: 1) a renowned opthalmologist is desperate to cut off an adulterous relationship...which ends up in murder; and 2) an ethically frustrated documentary filmmaker woos an attractive television producer while making a film about her insufferably self-centered boss. (MGM)
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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
Summary: Woody Allen's latest crime caper stars Allen as crackerjack insurance investigator CW Briggs. Briggs might be forced to relinquish bragging rights to being the best in the business when he falls under the spell of a crook -- and a beautiful colleague -- in his most baffling case to date, and finds that he is the one left clueless. (DreamWorks SKG)
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Hollywood Ending Hollywood Ending (2002)
Summary: Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two time Oscar winner turned wash-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback.
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Hannah and Her Sisters Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Summary: During a Thanksgiving Day party we make aquaintance with a numerous and problematic family. The leading characters are three sisters: Lee, the woman of Frederick, an old misanthrope painter; Holly, who dreams of becoming a writer, or an actress; Hannah, famous actress, beautiful, intelligent, good mother, good wife, good sister, in short perfect, the pivot of the family...
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Deconstructing Harry Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Summary: Harry Block is a well-regarded novelist whose tendency to thinly-veil his own experiences in his work, as well as his un-apologetic attitude and his proclivity for pills and whores, has left him with three ex-wives that hate him. As he is about to be honored for his writing by the college that expelled him, he faces writer's block and the impending marriage of his latest flame to a writer friend. As scenes from his stories and novels pass and interact with him, Harry faces the people whose lives he has affected - wives, lovers, his son, his sister. (imdb)
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Shadows and Fog Shadows and Fog (1991)
Summary: A small and insignificant bookkeeper, Kleinman, is awoken one night by his neighbours who wants him... (imdb)
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What What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
Summary: In comic Woody Allen's film debut, he took the Japanese action film "International Secret Police: Key of Keys" and re-dubbed it, changing the plot to make it revolve around a secret egg salad recipe. (imdb)
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Don Don't Drink the Water (1994)  - TV Movie
Summary: Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American Embassy, which is temporarily being run by the absent Ambassador's diplomatically incompetent son, Axel. (imdb)
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Scoop Scoop (2006)
Summary: In Woody Allen's new contemporary comedy, an American journalism student visiting friends in London happens upon the scoop of a lifetime. Along the investigative trail, she finds magic, murder, mystery - and perhaps love, with a British aristocrat.
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What What's New, Pussycat (1965)
Summary: Michael James, a notorious womanizer, desperately wants to be faithful to his fiancée Carole, but runs into serious problems since every woman he meets seems to fall in love with him. (imdb)
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The Front The Front (1976)
Summary: A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand. (imdb)
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Scenes from a Mall Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Summary: On their 16. anniversary, during a shopping stroll, the lawyer Nick Fifer confesses his wife Deborah some affairs. She goes wild and insists on a divorce. After they agreed to the dividing up of their belongings, Deborah confesses having an affair, too. Now he gets very upset and wants the divorce for his part, but the last word is not spoken yet. (imdb)
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Je t Je t'aime moi non plus (2004)
Summary: Documentary about the love-hate relationship between filmmakers and film critics with interviews made at Cannes Film Festival.
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Meetin Meetin' WA (1986)  - Short Film
Summary: Two of cinema's leading lights meet.
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Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007)
Summary: Academy Award nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career and personal life of distinguished composer Philip Glass as he interacts with a number of friends and collaborators, including Chuck Close, Ravi Shankar and Martin Scorsese. (imdb)
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Picking Up the Pieces Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
Summary: Woody Allen plays Tex, a kosher butcher. Sharon Stone plays his unfaithful wife Candy. Tex catches Candy in the act and in a fit of rage he kills her. To conceal his crime he cuts up her body and buries it in the desert in New Mexico. However, when her hand surfaces, a blind woman trips over it and it restores her sight... (imdb)
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Play It Again, Sam Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Summary: A neurotic film critic tries to get over his wife leaving him by dating again, much by the help of a married couple and his alter ego, Humphrey Bogart. (imdb)
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Take the Money and Run Take the Money and Run (1969)
Summary: This film is presented as a documentary on the life of an incompetent, petty criminal called Virgil Starkwell... (imdb)
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New York Stories New York Stories (1989)
Summary: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant (imdb)
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
Summary: Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben... (imdb)
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Everyone Says I Love You Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Summary: Holden and Skylar are in love with each other. Skylar lives with a large and extended family on Manhattan... (imdb)
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Sleeper Sleeper (1973)
Summary: A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government. (imdb)
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The Outsider The Outsider (2005)
Summary: The Outsider, a feature-length documentary from first-time writer/director Nicholas Jarecki, is a film about film, specifically, the power of film to create, to move, and to endure. It follows one of America's most obsessive and intriguing filmmakers, James Toback, writer/director of 11 movies. Filmed over an 8-month period, The Outsider follows Toback through all phases of the making of his new film (shooting, editing, scoring, and release)... Green Room Films)
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Radio Days Radio Days (1987)
Summary: A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium. (imdb)
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Casino Royale Casino Royale (1967)
Summary: In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond (David Niven) comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH. (imdb)
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Stardust Memories Stardust Memories (1980)
Summary: Sandy Bates, a successful filmmaker, attends a festival conducted to honor his work. During the course of the weekend he reconsiders his cinematic accomplishments as well as his past relationships. (imdb)
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A Midsummer Night A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Summary: Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan... (imdb)
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Antz Antz (1998)
Summary: In an anthill with millions of inhabitants, Z 4195 is a worker ant. Feeling insignificant in a conformity system, he accidentally meets beautiful Princess Bala, who has a similar problem on the other end of the social scale. In order to meet her again, Z switches sides with his soldier friend Weaver - only to become a hero in the course of events... (imdb)