Tag Archives: Cate Blanchett

Quick Hits: Blade Runner 2049 and Thor: Ragnarok

Blade Runner 2049 Both these films—but especially Blade Runner 2049—deserve much more analysis than I provide here. But the first has been written about endlessly, and contains enough filmic (and literary) references to support a doctoral thesis. Like its predecessor, … Continue reading

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2016 Oscar Nominations—Best Actress

  Here are the nominations: Cate Blanchett-Carol Brie Larson-Room Jennifer Lawrence-Joy Charlotte Rampling—45 Years Saoirse Ronen-Brooklyn This category is a bit of a yawn, though it may have set a record for the shortest names of the films they are … Continue reading

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2016 Oscars–first thoughts

OK, they nominations are out. And the celebrating, sniping and whining has begun. But the nominations are not exactly shocking, and are in fact fairly predictable. There are a few surprises, though, and while not shocking, are at least attention-getting. … Continue reading

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Blue Jasmine

Every year there is at least one master class in acting for us to enjoy, and for those interested, to study. In previous years, it’s been provided by Streep, Day-Lewis, Penn, or Philip Seymour Hoffman. This year, it’s supplied before … Continue reading

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