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  • Review: 'Magic in the Moonlight' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Magic in the Moonlight' ★&#9733 1/2
    Among recent Woody Allen films, the crabby but pretty "Magic in the Moonlight" is a well-thumbed playing card from the middle of the deck, not one of his fully good ones ("Midnight in Paris," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), not one of the whiffs ("Cassandra'...
  • Woody Allen in the rearview mirror

    Woody Allen in the rearview mirror
    Before he made movies — "Magic in the Moonlight" is his 44th film as director in 48 years — Woody Allen worked as a gag writer, then a television writer, then a stand-up comic. Here's a Tribune item from the July 31, 1963, Tower Ticker column....
  • Colin Firth shines in 'Moonlight'

    After dealing with the emotional breakdown at the core of "Blue Jasmine," a very contemporary tale of free-falling down the social ladder that won star Cate Blanchett the Best Actress Oscar, director / writer Woody Allen once again seeks refuge in the...
  • Colin Firth and Jacki Weaver Try to Pick Their Favorite Woody Allen Film

    Woody Allen has directed so many movies, it's hard to pick just one favorite. At the L.A. premiere of his latest, "Magic in the Moonlight," at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study on Monday, the...
  • Film Review: 'Magic in the Moonlight'

    Romance blooms under the sun and the stars in Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight," a high-spirited bauble that goes down easy thanks to fleet comic pacing, a surfeit of ravishing Cote d'Azur vistas and the genuinely reactive chemistry of stars Colin...
  • BBC, HBO Announce Cast for J.K. Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' Miniseries

    The cast for the BBC One and HBO miniseries adaptation of J.K. Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy" has been announced and will include Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Julia McKenzie and Abigail Lawrie. The BBC One miniseries, being...
  • Watch: Trailer for Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight' With Colin Firth, Emma Stone

    If the first trailer for Woody Allen's latest, "Magic in the Moonlight," is any indication, the France-set drama is lighter fare than last year's "Blue Jasmine," bringing back the Allen romcom. The trailer, released Wednesday, shows Emma Stone as a...
  • 'Magic in the Moonlight' trailer: Woody Allen is back in rom-com mode

    'Magic in the Moonlight' trailer: Woody Allen is back in rom-com mode
    Woody Allen is back in the realm of fizzy, Europe-set romantic comedies with "Magic in the Moonlight," and the newly released trailer offers a first look at stars Emma Stone and Colin Firth in action. After Allen's bleak dramatic detour in last year's...
  • Joaquin Phoenix to Star In Woody Allen's Next Movie

    Joaquin Phoenix will star in Woody Allen's next movie, marking the first time the Oscar-nominated actor has worked with the writer-director. The untitled film is set to begin shooting in July. Phoenix is the first cast member announced. Allen's "Magic...
  • Woody Allen's next movie: 'Magic in the Moonlight'

    Woody Allen's next movie: 'Magic in the Moonlight'
    Woody Allen has revealed the title of his next movie: "Magic in the Moonlight." The prolific director isn't saying yet what the film is about. But it is set in the South of France and, judging by images released from the production, appears to be set...
  • Sony Classics to release Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'

    Sony Classics to release Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'
    Continuing the relationship that has yielded such recent box office successes as "Midnight in Paris" and "Blue Jasmine," Sony Pictures Classics will release Woody Allen's next film, "Magic in the Moonlight." This will be the seventh collaboration...
  • Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight," starring Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone and Jacki Weaver. Set in the south of France...