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Cate Blanchett

Carol (2015)

Carol is a film crackling with opportunity, rich in period setting, richer still in personal relationships built up, torn down and glued back together with messy elegance. Returning once more to his favoured 1950s American backdrop, Todd…

Cinderella (2015)

Courage and kindness, I think we can all agree, are valuable attributes. But do we need to be reminded of this obvious truism every few minutes? Disney’s new adaptation of Cinderella certainly believes so, sparing no tangential opportunity…

Knight of Cups (2015)

For two decades Terrence Malick was the disappeared genius, a secretive artist hidden out of sight. After two astonishing films in the 70’s, his long overdue return with The Thin Red Line in 1998 proved worth the wait. Since then, he’s…

Blue Jasmine (2013)

The latest film from writer-director Woody Allen is a good one. It's not up there with his best, far from it, but it's also nowhere near any of his worst. The biggest thing going against it is the fact that the central character is so…

The Monuments Men (2014)

Monuments Men is a well-meaning but lame vanity project from George Clooney, who wrote, directed, and stars in it. For this true but dumbed-down tale of mostly middle-aged American scholars and art authorities who were sent to save Europe's…

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Tangled web Blue Jasmine is hard to describe. What is it? A depressing comedy? A serious film with some comic bits? Certainly it shows how dark Woody Allen's view of life has become at this point. He  packs a lot of what he  knows about…

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Woody Allen is brilliant, we all know this. Everything I’ve seen of his (admittedly not much) has been wonderful and his latest, Blue Jasmine, is no exception. This comedy/drama (dramedy? Is that a thing?) takes a look at our ability to…

Hanna (2011)

A young girl is brought up to be a cold, effective killer by an equally capable father, who is driven by revenge. You'd be forgiven for thinking that Hanna was simply a "Hit Girl" spin-off from Kick Ass but that's not the case at all.…