| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Helmer Woody Allen used his creative control to pull "Blue Jasmine" from Indian screens rather than comply with a law that insists on an anti-smoking scroll.
Allen felt that the scroll, which by law must pop up at the bottom of a screen whenever a...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:27 PM
NEW YORK — Cate Blanchett has played a queen, a dancer, a Russian villain and Katharine Hepburn. But she took a more direct approach on a stage Wednesday night being herself.
The "Blue Jasmine” star, who in the summer art-house hit plays a...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:08 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to fix parking at Dodger Stadium.
The Skinny: I'm a little groggy today, but it's for a good reason: I was at the Dodgers game last night. It was a great experience except for leaving the stadium. I'm not the first to...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"I don't want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic! ... Don't turn the light on!"
This is Tennessee Williams' half-mad dreamer, Blanche DuBois, caught in her own lies, begging for forgiveness and understanding of who she is and why she's done what she'...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Woody Allen's new "Blue Jasmine" is expanding to theaters nationwide this weekend, having launched with very high per-screen averages last week in New York and Los Angeles -- the highest in the writer-director's 44-film career.
After such a strong...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The acting is everything in "Blue Jasmine," though Cate Blanchett and company wouldn't have anything to act without writer-director Woody Allen's flagrant revision of "A Streetcar Named Desire." "Best-since" phrases have been flying since Allen's...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes will be honored with gala tribute events during the upcoming New York Film Festival.
Fiennes and Blanchett appeared together onscreen in the 1997 film "Oscar and Lucinda....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"R.I.P.D." was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Cate Blanchett wore an eye-catching black silk dress embroidered with medallions to the screening of "Blue Jasmine" at the Deauville American Film Festival on Saturday, above. The dress is Dior Haute Couture.
Kate Hudson is designing a line of flirty...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Women often complain that there aren't enough good movie roles for actresses, and they're right.
This year, the meaty roles may not be plentiful, but they're impressive: It's only September and the best-actress race is already overloaded with contenders....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:31 PM
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own”
The Lorenz Hart-Richard Rodgers romantic standard “Blue Moon” plays a significant role in Woody Allen’s new drama “Blue...