Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's recent movie, is an arresting and disturbing meditation on the devastating cost of not knowing, of averting the gaze from the blurring, even blinding, blaze of one's reality.
I have read all the fine reviews of Blue Jasmine. I've seen Midnight in Paris three times. So I couldn't wait to see Woody Allen at his artful best; he's made a grand tragedy! Yes, Cate Blanchett deserves an Oscar.
Blue Jasmine commands your attention. And Cate Blanchett overwhelms it and spares us nothing. Unlike Blanche whom circumstances had already altered, Cate plays her new woman as if she is beyond redemption, even during her high life on the high wire.
Serious actors, a few old-school comedians who've reinvented themselves, young beauties and some not-so-young beauties braved the rain and humidity to celebrate the New York premiere
of Woody Allen's film, Blue Jasmine.