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The Omen
Julia Stiles is miscast, although Mia Farrow delights in this unnecessary remake of a perfectly good child-as-Antichrist movie.
Film Review  June 9, 2006, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: John Moore. Starring: Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Gambon and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick..."

Miami Rhapsody
Miami Rhapsody's aspirations are clear. It longs to be a Gershwin Manhattan. Easy-listening rum & Coke is more like what it achieves. Even if Mia Farrow weren't cast in one...
Film Review  March 3, 1995, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: David Frankel. Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Antonio Banderas, Gil Bellows, Mia Farrow, Carla Gugino, Paul Mazursky and Kevin Pollak..."

The Astronaut's Wife
You have to wonder if the appearance here of Samantha Eggar is a coincidence. In David Cronenberg's 1979 film The Brood, she tackled a similar motif, that of the genre-specific...
Film Review  September 3, 1999, by Marc Savlov
"...Depp has his trademark intensity throttled all the way up here, but it's for naught. Theron, for her part, looks like a Polanski-era Mia Farrow, exhibiting all of the coif and none of the charm..."

Dark Horse
Optimistic youth continue to curdle in this latest Todd Solondz outing, even though the film's tone is less shrill and insistent.
Film Review  July 27, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Todd Solondz. Starring: Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow, Justin Bartha, Aasif Mandvi and Donna Murphy...."

Widows' Peak
There's a twist at the end of the mostly excellent period mystery Widows' Peak that'll probably have the masses chatting nearly as much as The Crying Game did. Luckily, it's...
Film Review  June 10, 1994, by Alvaro Rodriguez
"...Directed by: John Irvin. Starring: Mia Farrow, Joan Plowright, Natasha Richardson, Adrian Dunbar, Jim Broadbent and Anne Kent..."

Husbands and Wives
Husbands and Wives deromanticizes modern love, revealing it as a human condition ultimately motivated by logic rather than impulse: the heart may flutter or bleed, but it's a resilient, flexible...
Film Review  September 18, 1992, by Steve Davis
"...Directed by: Woody Allen. Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Judy Davis, Sydney Pollack, Juliette Lewis and Liam Neeson..."

Arthur and the Invisibles
Live-action/animation hybrid from Luc Besson features a host of hip vocal talent but little more.
Film Review  January 19, 2007, by Marrit Ingman
"...Directed by: Luc Besson. Starring: Freddie Highmore and Mia Farrow..."

Shadows and Fog
It's easy to be too enthusisatic about a Woody Allen film -- it's the result of peer pressures. The problem is that when one is really great, when it really...
Film Review  March 20, 1992, by Kathleen Maher
"...Directed by: Allen. Starring: Allen, Mia Farrow, John Malkovich, John Cusack, Jodie Foster, Kenneth Mars, Kathy Bates, Lily Tomlin, Julie Kavner and Michael Kirby..."

The doll from hell is back.
Film Review  October 10, 2014, by Marc Savlov
"...No amount of studiously uncool decorative metal wall hangings and billowing chintz, however, can make anything original out of the low-rent proceedings. The Polanski rips begin with the obvious (having a couple named Mia and John, as in Farrow and Cassavetes, is about as blatant as you can get) and continue throughout, to an annoying degree..."

Play It Again, Sam
All About Eve (1950)
Screens Story  June 3, 1999
"...D: Roman Polanski; with Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sydney Blackmer, Charles Grodin...."

Endangered Species Conservation
'The Last Unicorn' takes a victory lap at the Alamo Drafthouse
Screens Story  May 31, 2013, by Amy Gentry
"...What sets The Last Unicorn apart from its animated brethren? Well, for starters, there's the dark, moody plot, infused with Beagle's wry, deadpan humor and laced with melancholic themes of mortality and regret. Upon discovering that she's the last of her kind, a lone unicorn (voiced by Mia Farrow) sets out to find the rest of her kin, undergoing a startling transformation into a human woman at the height of her quest..."

Film Reviews
News Story  December 8, 1995
"...RECKLESSD: Norman RenŽ; with Mia Farrow, Scott Glenn, Mary-Louise Parker, Tony Goldwyn, Eileen Brennan, Giancarlo Esposito, Stephen Dorff. (PG-13, 92 min.) Okay; itÕs Christmastime and youÕre thinking that you just might explode if you watch ItÕs a Wonderful Life one more time. Although we embrace as a part of our heritage that movieÕs lessons about the goodness of humanity, the riches inherent in living a simple, uncelebrated life, and the community virtues practiced by small-town Middle Americans, stillÉ there are just some holiday seasons when HollywoodÕs nostalgic vision of the Americana that never was seems nearly as sticky and welcome as another fruitcake..."

Wonder Wheel
Woody Allen's ode to Coney Island
Film Review  December 8, 2017, by Steve Davis
"...As is the case with most of Allen’s films in the last 25 years or so, the script plays like a first draft, with the characters spouting stilted dialogue you’d never use in conversation, much less ever say out loud. (It’s weird, but you can hear Mia Farrow speaking some of the words.) When Timberlake’s tanned (and unreliable) narrator, a wannabe Eugene O’Neill who calls himself a writer but apparently never writes, breaks through the fourth wall to address the film’s thematic quandaries, you cringe..."

The privileged nuclear family becomes a hellish dystopia as a result of a 9-year-old child's subtle, nuanced, unspoken manipulations.
Film Review  July 13, 2007, by Marc Savlov
"...There are moments in Joshua that recall, in their spare, sublime paranoiac vision of parenthood, another archetypal cinematic bad seed: no, not Damien of The Omen, but Rosemary Woodhouse's newborn, Adrian, later to become the father of lies, flies, and so on in Rosemary's Baby. Texas-born filmmaker Ratliff, working from a script co-written with David Gilbert, mines a tonally similar vision of the nuclear family as hellish dystopia, and despite the lack of Mia Farrow's crucified-puppy eyes (or anything as freakishly apropos as her third-act Vidal Sassoon hairdo), Joshua succeeds on its own terms, supernatural or not..."

After a Fashion
Are you languishing in one of 'The Stages of Self-Acceptance for Gay Men'? Let Uncle Stephen guide you through.
Columns  June 10, 2005, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...WESTWARD HO: It's just not summer until Project Transitions has its annual Texas Swing fundraiser – and what a sizzler it was (it was so hot I found myself thanking the spirits above that I've chosen a Mia Farrow circa 1968 haircut, or I would have looked like I'd been "rode hard and put up wet"). But, heat be damned, Scholz Garten was packed! The seductive scent of barbecue permeated the night, while the music of the legendary Alvin Crow set the pace..."

If your dead husband returned to you in the body of a 10-year-old boy, would you seize the opportunity for your romance to be born again or would you call Child Welfare?
Film Review  October 29, 2004, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...So much of Birth occurs in quiet or near-silence that the impact of the movie is conveyed through the heroine’s expressions. Kidman’s face (framed by the cropped hairdo that’s pointedly reminiscent of Mia Farrow in that other New York-set supernatural tale Rosemary’s Baby) registers a remarkable range of emotions, often within the confines of a single take (best seen in the film’s several-minutes-long opera sequence)..."

Matter Over Mind
The proposed Cypress Realty Development in Dripping Springs
News Story  September 21, 2001, by Rob Curran and Amy Smith
"...The concept crystallized in 1980, with the formation of the Ideal Village Development Cooperative of Austin, a governing board of sorts that integrated a business plan and some real estate savvy with the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the spiritual leader whose name became a household word in 1968, when he introduced the Beatles and Mia Farrow -- and the rest of the world, for that matter -- to the wonders of Transcendental Meditation. Mindful of the Maharishi's vision of creating "ideal villages" around the globe, DevCo, as the cooperative called itself, raised funds through personal contributions and others committed to the project..."

Be Kind Rewind
Michel Gondry's latest mind warp, which stars Jack Black and Mos Def, is long on vision and heart but short on narrative coherence.
Film Review  February 29, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...Directed by: Michel Gondry. Starring: Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow and Melonie Diaz..."

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Columns  May 17, 2018, by Mr. Smarty Pants
"...Ronan Farrow, investigative reporter for The New Yorker, lawyer, and son of Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra, graduated from Bard College with a degree in philosophy at age 15: the youngest person in that institution's history to do so...."

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
DAILY Screens  May 16, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...(1985, 82min/color and b&w, 35mm) Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, and Danny Aiello. Directed by Woody Allen..."

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