Posts Tagged ‘Cate Blanchett’

My first reaction to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button had nothing to do with the nearly flawless makeup and special effects or the wonderful performances of Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton. No, the first thing I said to my companion when we left the theater was, “That was based on a short story?” Benjamin […]


This picture must have been taken soon after Cate Blanchett filmed Heaven. She rocks the post-“shaved my head for a part” period just as hard as Natalie Portman, I think. And wouldn’t Cate make an adorable chapstick lesbian?


Criterion 1: I must have seen a significant amount of the actress’ oeuvre. Criterion 2: The actress should demonstrate some range by having acted in more than just one genre. (Sorry, Tina.) Criterion 3: I have watched films that I’m embarrassed to admit just to see the actress. In alphabetical order: Julie Andrews (The Sound […]


A movie starring two actors like Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench inspires high expectations. The first two-thirds of this film deliver on those expectations, but sloppy writing and poor direction cause the latter part to falter. Notes on a Scandal offers a compelling portrait of two desperately lonely women, who become consumed by their respective […]


I just watched this film for the second time recently and I was reminded of how much I liked it. The film is beautiful, the acting is excellent and the story is very interesting. I do admit that the storytelling is very formulaic in a sense — estranged father and daughter grow closer, the less […]