Words from Lorne Johnson, Australian teacher and poet.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Cate Blanchett deserves to win an Oscar for her riveting portrayal of a damaged Manhattan socialite in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. The film has much to say about the effects of men's infidelity, treachery and gluttony. It had a real Tennessee Williams feel. The dark, ambiguous ending was unexpected, refreshing. Perhaps, our Cate's performance will draw some empathy from male viewers and have them think more seriously about how they treat their wives/girlfriends. LJ, 3 March 2014.