Cate Blanchett

Always Golden: Cate Blanchett’s Golden Globe-Nominated Performances

Always Golden: Cate Blanchett’s Golden Globe-Nominated Performances

Hollywood’s annual awards season is upon us, and as usual, Cate Blanchett is set to dominate the nomination landscape thanks to her star turns in Todd Haynes’ romance “Carol” and the Dan Rather biopic “Truth.” So while the Australian thespian brushes up on her acceptance-speech etiquette, let’s take a look back at her eight past Golden Globe nominations.

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: JOY DIVISION, I'M NOT THERE and HOW TO BE

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: JOY DIVISION, I'M NOT THERE and HOW TO BE

This week, it’s a veritable early autumn music festival with films celebrating two of the iconic figures in rock history, along with a cautionary comedy about what can happen to all those singer-songwriters out there who don’t happen to possess the talent of Ian Curtis or Bob Dylan.

Around (part of) the world in 7 days: Sundance films go cross-contintental this week

Around (part of) the world in 7 days: Sundance films go cross-contintental this week

Because it’s on a Monday this year, which means you’ve been dressing up in costume every night since Friday, this might just be the longest Halloween weekend ever. It’s not over yet, but if you’re partied out, or just out of fake blood, stay in and cozy up to the Halloween episode of my “My So Called Life.” Angela falls for the Jordan Catalano of the 50s, who’s ghost still haunts the school gym, and (spoiler) her parents get so turned on by their costumes (he’s a pirate, she’s Rapunzel) that they decide to stay in and role play instead of going to the neighbor’s party.

Once the clock strikes November, though, we ditch all things Halloween with EVERLASTING MOMENTS (2008), by Swedish director Jan Troell, who worked with Nordic heavy-hitters like Max von Sydow and Liv Ullman, who he directed in some of her finest films, including THE EMIGRANTS (1971) and THE NEW LAND (1972). Then we venture south to France with Claude Chabrol’s A GIRL CUT IN TWO (2007). Chabrol, who died just last year, is credited with starting the nouvelle vague. He was a critic at the famed Cahiers du Cinema in the 50s and directed…

ICONOCLASTS Season 5 will feature Cate Blanchett + Tim Flannery, Hugh Jackman + Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Charlize Theron + Jane Goodall

ICONOCLASTS Season 5 will feature Cate Blanchett + Tim Flannery, Hugh Jackman + Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Charlize Theron + Jane Goodall

(L to R) Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron with UN Messenger of Peace and primatologist Jane Goodall in season 5 of ICONOCLASTS. Produced by Sundance Channel and Grey Goose Entertainment. Sundance Channel and GREY GOOSE Entertainment® today announced the return of ICONOCLASTS for its fifth season. The critically-acclaimed program, described as “one of the best…

Theatre: still putting asses in seats

Theatre: still putting asses in seats

The Public Theatre‘s website was impossible to access on Monday. Here’s why: Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays Iago to John Oritz‘s Othello in an upcoming production. Perhaps the way to sell theatre tickets nowadays is to stud the cast with celebrities. When a BAM volunteer tried to sell me a membership over the phone recently,…