The State of the Race: The Collapse of the American Dream

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” ― John Steinbeck Three strong films in the Oscar race face down the rise of the 1% — a rise that has accelerated alarmingly in...
Posted On 03 Dec 2013

Oscar Flashback: Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine and A Streetcar Named Desire

Now that Blue Jasmine has opened with the best premiere numbers of Woody Allen’s career, the film will be seriously considered for several Oscar nominations – Best Actress for sure, if not Best Picture. But there have been some rumblings in reviews and out of the...
Posted On 30 Jul 2013

Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine

Looks to me to be Woody Allen’s most promising premise in years. thanks, Bryce!
Posted On 07 Jun 2013

Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine and The Unbelievers

This pic turned up on Facebook with Ms. Blanchett and Woody Allen – word has it this is a good one, along the lines of Match Point.  We’ll have to wait and see when the pic is released in June. In other Woody Allen news, a quick scan through the truly great website...
Posted On 03 May 2013