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Cate Blanchett stuns in ‘Blue Jasmine’

Woody Allen's latest film follows former socialite to San Francisco after her marriage falls apart

The fundamental neurotic character in Woody Allen films, traditionally played by Allen, is not entirely absent in his latest dark comedy, “Blue Jasmine.” It is, however, exaggerated, complicated in class satire and embodied in a female character played by Cate Blanchett. It’s interesting; whereas Allen’s male characters are charming and
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‘Only God Forgives’ makes a powerful impression

Nicolas Winding Refn's impactful new film polarizes audiences

Nicolas Winding Refn, the Danish director of “Drive” and “Valhalla Rising,” has produced his most complex and fascinating work yet in his new release “Only God Forgives,” in theaters Aug. 2. Starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas and Thai newcomers Vithaya Pansringarm and Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, the drama is a
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The Return of “Mad Men”

With “Mad Men” returning this Sunday with a two-hour premiere, some may be wondering how to celebrate the return of the Emmy dominating show after 17 months. After such a dramatic ending of season 4 and equally dramatic negotiations about the return of the show on AMC, the pressure is
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