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Cate Blanchett

  • Cinderella (2015)

    Branagh paints Cinderella in lavish colors Review by Matt Anderson: Even by Disney standards, this Cinderella is wholesome through and through.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Special effects, Cate Blanchett make a familiar tale entertaining

  • The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2014)

    Countess enjoys two Galapagos Affairs Review by Robert Denerstein: Bizarre story about a real-life paradise never found

  • The Monuments Men (2014)

    Clooney leads The Monuments Men Review by Matt Anderson: The Monuments Men story is oversimplified and the real members are underserved

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Fascinating story deserved better than this movie

  • Blue Jasmine (2013)

    Sarsgaard and Blanchett brighten Blue Jasmine Review by Robert Denerstein: Blanchett an excellent Blanche

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    Freeman takes An Unexpected Journey Review by Robert Denerstein: By no means a disaster, The Hobbit mixes thrills with disappointments

    Review by Marty Mapes: Tolkein geeks rejoice

  • Hanna (2011)

    Review by Marty Mapes: For better or worse, it's impossible to pin Hanna down

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Can't be accused of visual dullness, but shouldn't it make a little more sense?

  • Robin Hood (2010)

    Crowe completes a trilogy as Robin Hood Review by Matt Anderson: Takes from the legends behind the legend and gives to the heroic figure a more serious face

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Splits the difference between historical accuracy and not being too serious

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Curious how lifeless this "life-affirming" movie turns out to be

  • I'm Not There (2007)

    Blanchett's Not There; Dylan is DVD review by Marty Mapes: Full of Dylanology, Dylanography and Dylanerbole... if that's your thing

  • Notes on a Scandal (2007)

    Blanchett and Dench compare Notes on a Scandal Review by Marty Mapes: A gripping, well acted film, but not one of the year's best

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

    Murray lives the Life Aquatic Review by Marty Mapes: Entertaining enough to earn a recommendation as a light piece of eye candy

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it

  • The Aviator (2004)

    DiCaprio captures the good half of Aviator Hughes Review by Marty Mapes: Feels like a whole, complete movie, without oversimplifying Hughes' life

  • Coffee and Cigarettes (2004)

    Jarmusch takes a break with Coffee and Cigarettes Review by Marty Mapes: Jarmusch missed his mark; trying to present simple, non-dramatic moments but using celebrities

  • Veronica Guerin (2003)

    DVD review by Risë Keller: An important moment in history, but as an entertainment, it’s less successful

  • The Missing (2003)

    Even with Blanchett, something is Missing Review by Marty Mapes: Too cinematic to be genuine

  • Heaven (2002)

    Cate Blanchett heads for Heaven Review by Marty Mapes: For audiences not bored by allegory, Heaven is worth the wait

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Looks great on DVD, but the extra features don't answer the right questions

  • Bandits (2001)

    Billy Bob in Bandits Review by Matt Anderson: Peyton's screenplay takes advantage of the characters' quirks to offer some nice asides about life

  • The Gift (2001)

    Cate Blanchett is cursed with The Gift Review by Marty Mapes: Almost very good, but not quite