Woody Allen

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6:09 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Film Review: A Pampered Life Built on Lies Collapses In 'Blue Jasmine'

Cate Blanchett at a career high as the title character in 'Blue Jasmine.'
Credit Sony Pictures Classics

Cate Blanchett has always delivered the goods, and her virtuosic, shattering performance as the title character in Woody Allen's terrific new film Blue Jasmine continues that streak.

She plays a woman in pursuit of stability after a scandal involving suicide and fraud shakes her to her core, ultimately stripping her of every creature comfort she’s relied upon and posed behind.

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