Tag: Cate Blanchett

In the final Scene of ” Mrs. America”, the great Cate Blanchett quietly unveils her inner Jeanne Dielman.

Blanchett then slowly hangs up the phone and returns, defeated, to the kitchen. The camera frames her in a medium shot and in a single take that will last about one minute, she sits at the table, facing us, and begins to robotically peel one apple, then another, then another. And there she is, before our eyes. We are witnessing the renaissance of Jeanne Dielman!

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Guillermo del Toro’s remake of the Edmund Goulding classic film noir disappoints on almost every level. Score 45%

Guillermo del Toro’s remake of the Edmund Goulding classic film noir disappoints on almost every level.

Of the entire cast (poor Rooney Mara!), only Toni Collette’s Mademoiselle Zeena catches our interest. Like Blondell in the original, she gives her character a modicum of humanity and pathos. This is yet another addition to her wonderous collection of memorable characters starting, of course, with Muriel at that wedding!

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