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Woody Allen's sweet tooth, polished till it shines

Apr 8, 2015

Woody Allen's sweet tooth, polished till it shines

by Kaori Shoji

In an interview back in the late 1990s Woody Allen described himself as “thin but fun,” and the exact same thing could be said about many of his movies — doubly so for his latest film “Magic in the Moonlight.” This pleasant, diverting film ...

'April Fools' gets the wrong end of the practical-joke schtick

Apr 2, 2015

'April Fools' gets the wrong end of the practical-joke schtick

by Mark Schilling

The Japanese film industry has themed many movies around that imported holiday, Christmas, or, more specifically, Christmas Eve, which has become Japan’s date night of date nights. Even those outside the local film industry now celebrate special days that originated elsewhere, including Halloween, Valentine’s ...