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What image is conjured when Woody Allen is mentioned? Some may say controversy over certain matters of the romantic sort; others may say a filmmaker who has created genius. I once heard someone quote Churchill to describe Woody as “a riddle inside a mystery wrapped in an enigma”. To me, Woody Allen is one of my favourite filmmakers around and I know it will be a sad day when reality hits and I realise that there will be no more Woody Allen films to sit and marvel at.

But even I can agree that Woody is consistently inconsistent, where moments of genius are contrasted by moments of despair. Films that have defined the way I live and my perspective on the world have been equalled by films I sit and watch and ponder whether Woody really did sit and write this or whether he has an evil twin brother. It »

- Niall McLoughlin

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