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Old August 31 2013, 04:48 PM   #451
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Re: Movies Seen In 2013

61. Blue Jasmine (A+)

Woody Allen is in absolute top form here, easily his best film since at least Match Point, and possibly earlier (it will take some rewatches to know how it holds up). This has been compared to A Streetcar Named Desire fairly extensively in reviews, but that comparison really only goes so far; there's definitely a similarity in the basic setup, but the story develops in ways that have very little to do with it. In particular, there's no single equivalent to Stanley; this is all Blanche. Speaking of which, Cate Blanchett is phenomenal in the lead role -- this could very easily be this year's Best Actress winner. Sally Hawkins also deserves a nomination, and given Allen's track record with Supporting Actress nominations, may well get one.

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Home Video: 35
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