Todd Haynes's Carol, Like the Romance at Its Center, Is Stunning and Unforgettable

Todd Haynes has spent a significant chunk of his career making movies about long-suffering women. There’s the anorexic Karen Carpenter in Superstar, the suffocating Orange County housewife Carol Hicks in Safe, the betrayed and hopelessly lovesick Cathy Whitaker in Far From Heaven, and the famously shat-upon mother in … »11/20/15 2:15pm11/20/15 2:15pm


Truth Is Worth Seeing Mostly Because of Cate Blanchett's Fiction (and Wig)

I have a feeling the real Mary Mapes is nothing like Cate Blanchett’s version of Mary Mapes in James Vanderbilt’s Truth. Not because I’ve met Mary Mapes or am particularly familiar with her (beyond video clips I watched in an attempt to familiarize myself with her mannerisms), but because the weight of Cate… »10/16/15 2:00pm10/16/15 2:00pm

Cate Blanchett Clarifies: 'Never Had Sexual Relations With a Woman'

Last week it looked like Cate Blanchett came out as bi-sexual, today is looks like Variety might have been editing a bit too enthusiastically. During a press conference for her Cannes film Carol — a movie about a same-sex relationship based on the Patricia Highsmith novel —Blanchett was asked about the interview heard… »5/17/15 11:30am5/17/15 11:30am

Watch Helena Bonham Carter Fairy Godmother Her Way Into Cinderella

Well, here is the trailer for the new live-action Cinderella which definitely does not star Carly Rae Jepsen but does feature Lily James, plus Cate Blanchett as her (reheaded) Wicked Stepmother, Helena Bonham Carter as her Fairy Godmother and Richard Madden aka Robb Stark as Prince Charming. Helena Bonham Carter and… »11/19/14 12:50pm11/19/14 12:50pm

Woody Allen Barely Got a Mention in Cate Blanchett's Acceptance Speech

Last night, Cate Blanchett won the Best Actress category at the Academy Awards for her role in Blue Jasmine. Blue Jasmine was one of the most controversial films on the award show circuit this year, not because of its content, but because of the recently resurfaced sexual abuse allegations surrounding its director,… »3/03/14 12:30pm3/03/14 12:30pm

Oscar nominees Lupita Nyong'o and Cate Blanchett look glorious as they grace the cover of the new is

Oscar nominees Lupita Nyong'o and Cate Blanchett look glorious as they grace the cover of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. As one of my coworkers declared: "They look like they're getting married at the courthouse." Meanwhile, a great quote from Lupita: "In many ways, me being on the scene is doing for little… »2/20/14 11:00am2/20/14 11:00am

Beyoncé Has Already Upstaged the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Sensing, perhaps, that last year's Super Bowl halftime act would be hard to beat and that Bruno Mars already had enough pressure to perform well this evening, Beyoncé kept quietly to herself last night, thumbing through a dogeared copy of Anna Karenina as she contemplated the youthful short-sightedness of Vronksy.… »2/02/14 11:30am2/02/14 11:30am

Cate Blanchett Wasn’t Thrilled About Being Played Off at SAG Awards

Cate Blanchett won a SAG award last night (hooray!) for her performance as Blanche DuBois in Woody Allen Movie No. 463. She was understandably thrilled about winning, but not so thrilled about getting the hurry-it-along music after 29 seconds, especially since America's stoned older cousin who made us all watch A… »1/19/14 5:00pm1/19/14 5:00pm