Woody Allen

We need Voltaire more than ever

24 April 2021 9:00 am

New York The high life has gone with the wind because of you know what. The last time I went…

Why, Woody, why? A Rainy Day in New York reviewed

6 June 2020 9:00 am

A Rainy Day in New York is Woody Allen’s 49th film and it’s not been without its troubles. When accusations…

Why Hachette were wrong to drop Woody Allen’s memoir

21 March 2020 9:00 am

Even amid plague, economic apocalypse, and the cancellation of 2020, dumb stuff keeps happening. Besides, loads of us will now…

Don’t tell me what I can read

14 March 2020 9:00 am

At least none of us will have to pretend that we read Woody Allen’s memoirs. This week the publishers Hachette…

America has turned into a bad joke

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Gstaad   Rumours about the virus are flying around this village. First there was talk of a hotel being temporarily…

He’s everywhere and nowhere: Jim Broadbent

‘It could be a disaster’: Jim Broadbent talks to Stuart Jeffries about his latest role

13 July 2019 9:00 am

‘I live completely anonymously,’ whispers Jim Broadbent down the phone from Lincolnshire. Nonsense, I counter. You’re one of the most…

Why not ban artists who forget to feed their cats or recycle?

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Sometimes a picture — the big picture — is worth more than a thousand words. Consider this Art vs Artist,…

Taki: Where’s Norman Mailer when you need him?

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Gstaad For some strange reason there have been no #MeToo complaints around these parts. Some locals have grumbled about yours…

Top Five reviewed: Chris Rock hits rock bottom

9 May 2015 9:00 am

The oeuvre of Chris Rock may not be fully known in this parish. He was the African-American stand-up who made…

The rise of ‘living apart together’ – and why I’ve stopped doing it

17 January 2015 9:00 am

The rise of ‘living apart together’ – and why I’ve stopped doing it

And the prize for most fatuous awards ceremony goes to...

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Awards ceremonies grow ever sillier and more self-important

Woody Allen's new film will so knock your socks off, you will never retrieve them again

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Blue Jasmine is the latest film from Woody Allen who, at various stages of his career, has been declared on-form,…