Tag Archives: Woody Allen

Fading Gigolo, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Review 7/10

Cast: John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis, Lieb Schreiber, Max Casella, Aida Turturro, Michael Badalucco, Aurélie Claudel, Loan Chabanol.

Fading Gigolo he maybe in a film but there is nothing faded, jaded or withered about John Turturro as a writer or as a film maker.

When Fioravante, John Turturro, helps purveyor of old and rare books Murray, Woody Allen, help finally close his shop due to the economic times we live in, it sets of a chain of events that sees the two impoverished men turn the tide slightly back in their favour by the under-discussed subject of prostitution for rich female clients.

Blue Jasmine, Film Review. FACT Cinema.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Andrew Dice Clay, Bobby Cannavale, Max Casella, Michael Stuhlbarg, Joy Carlin, Peter Sarsgaard, Richard Conti, Annie McNamara, Daniel Jenks, Glen Caspillo, Tammy Blanchard, Kathy Tong.

Every male director needs his absolute leading lady, every screenwriter needs the one person who can carry a film from start to finish and have the audience utterly absorbed by that person’s story. Woody Allen, long since one of the masters of this art, has perhaps the distinction of being able to bring the very best out of the actors who grace his films. The excellent Diane Keaton stands out in his early works as being a gem of comedy and now as Woody Allen comes to the other side of his long career, the outstanding Cate Blanchett gives one of the finest performances of her life in the superb Blue Jasmine.