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Arthur and the Great Adventure

  • 2 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • PG
  • Directed by: Luc Besson
  • Written by: Luc Besson, Céline Garcia
  • Cast: Selena Gomez, Freddie Highmore, Stacy Ferguson, Mia Farrow, Jimmy Fallon, Snoop Dogg, william, Logan Miller, Robert Stanton, Lou Reed, Penny Balfour, Jean-Paul Rouve

Arthur answers Princess Selenia's cry for help and is caught by the abominable Maltazard.

Be Kind Rewind

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Michel Gondry
  • Written by: Michel Gondry
  • Cast: Jack Black, Mos Def, Melonie Diaz, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow

Mike (Def) works in a video store where his pal Jerry (Black) accidentally erases every tape. They attempt to cover-up this mishap by creating their own versions of well-known films, winning them the admiration of their neighbourhood and the wrath of Hollywood copyright law. Gondry's ideas are always original and there…

Arthur and the Invisibles

  • 3 stars
  • 2007
  • France
  • 1h 33min
  • U
  • Directed by: Luc Besson
  • Written by: Luc Besson, Céline Garcia
  • Cast: Freddie Highmore, Madonna, Snoop Dogg, David Bowie, Ron Crawford, Robert De Niro, Jason Bateman, Jimmy Fallon, Mia Farrow, Anthony Anderson

In an adaptation of his own children's book, Besson mixes live-action and CGI animation with patchy results. Arthur (Highmore) embarks on a quest to save grandmother's (Farrow) house, complete with troll-like Minemoys, an evil wizard and saucy princess. Most entertaining in its live-action sequences, it's heavy on style…

Husbands and Wives

  • 3 stars
  • 1992
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Written by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Woody Allen, Blythe Danner, Judy Davis, Mia Farrow, Juliette Lewis, Liam Neeson, Sydney Pollack

The Roths (Allen and Farrow) find their domestic life rocked by the news that their best friends are splitting up. More than a life-imitating-art movie, given the then allegations about the Allen household: it is a searching and incisive character comedy, his best since 'Hannah and her Sisters'.

Shadows and Fog

  • 1991
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Michael Kirby

A quiet bookkeeper is implored to help search for a murderer that is on the loose by the local townspeople. Reluctantly agreeing, he gets himself unwittingly involved in the investigation as well as the life of a young circus performer named Irmy.

Radio Days

  • 3 stars
  • 1987
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Written by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Mia Farrow, Michael Tucker, Julie Kavner, Dianne Wiest, Danny Aiello, Tony Roberts, Jeff Daniels, Seth Green

Amiably laid-back family recollections of the early 1940s and the golden age of the wireless. Pot-pourri of modest charm held together by an armful of reliable performances from old lags and the usual flashes of wit and wisdom. A pleasant time-filler for both director and audience.

Hannah and Her Sisters

  • 1986
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Written by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Carrie Fisher, Barbara Hershey, Lloyd Nolan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Daniel Stern, Max von Sydow, Dianne Wiest

An achingly funny, insightful and well cast celebration of some surprisingly upbeat romantic perambulations within a family circle as only Woody knows how.

The Purple Rose of Cairo

  • 1985
  • US
  • 1h 24min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Written by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello

A dowdy waitress meets the man of her dreams when a matinee idol steps down off the movie screen and into her life. Unfortunately, the studio bosses are not amused as the character involved is their property, and the actor who played the role worries about the possibility of a paternity suit. Basically a one-joke movie…

Broadway Danny Rose

  • 1984
  • US
  • 1h 22min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Written by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte

Allen is on splendid form as manager of a stable of bottom-of-the-bill nightclub acts, who finally looks about to make it big when a fading crooner takes a sudden upsurge in popularity. Matters are complicated however by Mafia connections and a misplaced romantic involvement. Beautifully controlled narrative, sparkling…

Zelig

  • 1983
  • US
  • 1h 19min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Written by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow

Allen's trickery with photography, which places 'human chameleon' Leonard Zelig at the heart of key scenes in the 20th century, is imaginative and funny; but behind it lies an affecting story about a nobody who'll go to desperate lengths to be liked. The mock-doc feel and use of music are perfect.

Stardust Memories

  • 3 stars
  • 1980
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Written by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Tony Roberts

A famous director of comedy films undergoes much soul-searching when the public and critics fail to appreciate his attempts at serious cinematic statement. Occasionally shrill and self-pitying autobiographical movie.

Death on the Nile

  • 1978
  • UK
  • 2h 20min
  • Directed by: John Guillermin
  • Cast: Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

The Great Gatsby

  • 1974
  • US
  • 2h 24min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jack Clayton
  • Cast: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Sam Waterston, Karen Black

Classic literary tale starring Redford as Gatsby and Farrow as the fickle Daisy.

Rosemary's Baby

  • 1968
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Roman Polanski
  • Cast: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon.

In this fastidious, frightening adaptation of Ira Levin's novel, young housewife Farrow moves into a new apartment block where she comes to believe that her neighbours are witches and her husband is the Devil. Polanski works at the ambiguity factor all the way through by contrasting the everyday surroundings with the…

Secret Ceremony

  • 1968
  • UK
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joseph Losey
  • Written by: George Tabori
  • Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Robert Mitchum

Convoluted and melodramatic thriller chronicling an unusual relationship between a disturbed young woman (Farrow) and a prostitute (Taylor) whom she believes to be her missing mother. Meddling aunts and an incestuous stepfather take advantage of the unlikely situation.

Woody Allen: A Documentary

7 Jun 20123 stars

A funny and occasionally insightful overview of the American filmmaker

As a filmmaker Woody Allen is anything but showy; his films focus on characters, conversations and the absurd comedy of life, and whilst they are often beautifully photographed, Allen’s pictures, turned out at a steady rate of one a year, are defined by…

Dark Horse

12 Jul 20124 stars

Todd Solondz film is supremely dark and disturbing suburbia satire

Supremely dark and disturbing satirist of American suburbia Todd Solondz’s seventh feature is his most fully realised and mature film (in cinematic terms, if not subject matter) to date. It might not boast the jaw-dropping subversive outrageousness of…

Arthur and the Invisibles

29 Jan 20073 stars

(U) 93min

If Luc Besson (The Big Blue, Leon) is to be believed, this, his tenth film, will also be his last as director. In adapting his own children’s book, Besson mixes live-action and CGI animation with decidedly patchy results. It’s heavy on style but light…

Be Kind Rewind

14 Feb 20083 stars

COMEDY (12A) 100min Michel Gondry’s freewheeling satire on copyright law features a frustrated filmmaker Mike (Mos Def), who works in a VHS-only video store in an apartment block due for demolition. When his dad (Danny Glover) is out of town finding…

The Great Gatsby

15 May 20133 stars

Baz Luhrmann’s lavish adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel finally arrives

A far cry from the drab pastel shades and muffled emotion of the 1974 Robert Redford/Mia Farrow film, Baz Luhrmann’s new version of The Great Gatsby aims to put the ‘great’ back into F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Many have tried and failed to…

New trailer available for Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby

24 May 2012

The 3D film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire

This December sees the release of Baz Luhrmann's take on F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Renowned for his epic stories of love and tragedy – see Moulin Rouge and Romeo and Juliet – Luhrmann seems like a fitting director to put an original spin on…

The Orphanage (El Orfanato)

13 Mar 20084 stars

HORROR/MYSTERY (15) 105min It’s only March but you’re unlikely to see a better ghost story at the cinema this year than The Orphanage. First-time director Juan Antonio Bayona has obviously taken great inspiration from his producer Guillermo del Toro…

Woody Allen - Cassandra's Dream

14 Feb 2008

Glasgow Film Festival

With those thick-rimmed glasses, that wisp of brown hair and the deeply cut grooves in his forehead, Woody Allen owns one of the most iconic faces in American cinema. These days, at 72, it’s a little more wizened and walnut-like – presumably from all…