Posts Tagged ‘cate blanchett’

If you know who Alejandro González Iñárritu is, and if you know what type of film he likes to make, then the first thing you should immediately want to find out when seeing him speak live is whether he’s as insanely grim as his films suggest. This is the man who proclaimed his first three films […]


Leonardo DiCaprio (Howard Hughes), Cate Blanchett (Katharine Hepburn), Kate Beckinsale (Ava Gardner), Alec Baldwin (Juan Trippe), Gwen Stefani (Jean Harlow), Jude Law (Errol Flynn). Screenplay by John Logan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 12. Running time: 170 minutes. Watching The Aviator, I realised that Scorsese has seldom made a film in his career that hasn’t […]


Roberto Benigni (Roberto), Steve Buscemi (Waiter), Iggy Pop (Himself), Cate Blanchett (Herself, Shelly). Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Rating: 15. Running time: 95 minutes. The best thing about Coffee and Cigarettes – apart from the ever-brilliant Cate Blanchett – is, unfortunately, its opening credits. That’ll seem like quite an insult when you […]


The title ‘Babel’ has biblical origins. It was the name of the tower built by the post-Flood people to glorify man, help reach the heavens and symbolise the power of humanity when unified in one location with a single language. God, so the story goes, disapproved. He destroyed the structure and scattered the population across […]