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Cate Blanchett

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Since 2004, New Zealand director Taika Waiti has been quietly honing his skills as a filmmaker. Now, with films such as Boy; What We Do in the Shadows, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople having gained critical acclaim, he’s making his name in…

Song to Song (2017)

Starring an ensemble cast comprising Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender, Song to Song focuses on BV (Gosling) and Faye (Mara), a songwriting couple whose relationship becomes complicated due to music producer Cook…

SXSW 2017 – Song to Song (2017)

Famously reclusive and sparing in his output, Terrence Malick used to be the mercurial auteur prototype. It helped that his small canon proved worthy of all the extravagant praise thrown its way. Then he suddenly stepped the productivity…

Carol (2015)

Glamorous prison of conventionality Carol, Todd Haynes' adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's early novel The Price of Salt, is a swoon. Despite its edge of late Forties-early Fifties homophobia and otherwise rigid convention, the movie is…

LONDON 2015 – Truth (2015)

In 2004, US news programme 60 Minutes broadcast a report casting doubt about George W. Bush’s career in the Air National Guard during the 1970s.  What followed was a stirring controversy not of the then-President’s military career, but of…

LONDON 2015 – Carol (2015)

This year, Australian actress Cate Blanchett is the recipient of the BFI Fellowship Award, one of the highest honours given by the agency. In addition, her latest film will be holding its UK premiere at the festival, and is sure to give her…