Oscars Watch: Cate Blanchett in ‘Blue Jasmine’

Cate Blanchett’s Oscar-winning role in ‘Blue Jasmine’ was the grittiest and most econo-socially relevant of the season. There was the sweetest Dame Judi Dench in ‘Philomena’, the raspiest, most frightening Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’,a sultry, mysterious, and brilliant yet cracked Amy Adams in ‘American Hustle’, and of course Sandra Bullock’s space heroine of…

‘The Help’ Cast Shed Light on New Film

The first time I saw “The Help,” I had a sticky feeling I would see it again, not because I was dying to or needed to clarify some big mystery in the plot, but because while the movie was very well done and quite important to film history, something was, shall we say, not sticking…