Woody Allen’s Existential Void

While at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival recently promoting his newest film, Woody Allen took the opportunity in an interview to expound upon his personal philosophy. For those who still consider Allen a comedian and filmmaker of mostly comedies, his worldview will no doubt seem surprisingly grim. Allen acknowledged that he “had to be … Continued

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Conan O’Brien: The Revenge of the Nerd–THR “Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism; for the record, it’s my least favorite quality. It doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” American Idol … Continued

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The Golden Age of Cannes in Pictures–Telegraph Glamour and beauty that celebrates film. It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…..Astana Man?–Charles Dameron Every Metropolis needs its Superman, every Gotham its Batman. And now, it seems, officials in the Kazakh capital, Astana, want their own superhero to get in on the act. The Prof Who Encourages … Continued

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Breaking Bad‘s Meth Whiz Aaron Paul–Vulture But Breaking Bad is not really about drugs. It’s about the Old Testament consequences of what ought to be foreseeably bad choices. Ridley Scott’s Strong & Courageous Women–The Daily Beast He created the modern Hollywood action heroine with Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, in 1979’s Alien, and in . . . … Continued

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