Woody's World: Richard A. Blake on the films of Woody Allen

During his tenure as film critic for America, Richard A. Blake, S.J., reviewed dozens of films, but perhaps none drew his passion and interest more than the films of Woody Allen. Here we offer a selection of Father Blake's reviews of Allen's films. And click here to read a 1996 review of Father Blake's book on Woody Allen.

"Husbands and Wives," 1992


"Mighty Aphrodite," 1995

"Bullets Over Broadway,"1995

"Everyone Says I Love You," 1997

"Celebrity," 1998

"Hollywood Ending," June 3-10, 2002
"Melinda and Melinda," May 30, 2005
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