Play It Again, Sam (1972) – Herbert Ross

I’ve never been a fan of Woody Allen, so I was reticent to settle in to watch Herbert Ross’ adaptation of Allen’s own play, which he also penned the screenplay for, and stars in. Still, it is the next title on the What Else to Watch list in DK Canada’s The Movie Book following its…

The Godfather (1972) – Francis Ford Coppola

A cinematic classic. A masterpiece. A gold standard in film. All of these descriptions suit Coppola’s adaptation of Mario Puzo’s epic novel, The Godfather, perfectly, and it is my next stop in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book as I return to the Thriller genre. Having said all of the above it…

The Godfather Trilogy – Francis Ford Coppola

Paramount Pictures is celebrating the 45th anniversary with a re-release of the 1972 classic The Godfather, and its two sequels. I have a bit of a sordid history with these films. I’ve never been a fan of crime family stories, I can’t relate to them, and have never understood the hypocrisy that seems inherent in…

Finding Dory (2016) – Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane

  Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), the short-term memory loss suffering blue tang is back in the latest entry from Pixar, that sees her on the journey to find her parents, with Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (Hayden Rolence) helping her out, and going out on an adventure of their own, when Dory gets lost…

Annie Hall (1977) – Woody Allen

The final recommendation following Manhattan in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is the Academy Award winning Annie Hall. And while even now, I don’t understand how this film beat out Star Wars for best picture, I can admit it was pretty good. Except for the fact that I don’t think Woody…

Love and Death (1975) – Woody Allen

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Manhattan was, Love and Death. Once again, I was pleasantly surprised to the story, but still don’t care for Woody Allen’s acting ability. This time around, Allen takes on the Russians… He’s a neurotic soldier, Boris, in Czarist…

Manhattan (1979) – Woody Allen

The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book’s next title and recommendations are a series of Woody Allen films, which should be interesting, because I’ve never been a huge fan. The main title of the section is Manhattan, and I’m a little divided on it. Backed with some beautiful Gershwin tunes, and shot in…

Sleeper (1973) – Woody Allen

It had to happen sooner or later. I would have to watch a Woody Allen movie. I’ve never been a fan, I just don’t find him that funny, and this entry on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list seems to support that belief, with one of the first films I’ve been truly disappointed with on the…