Wednesday, 18 June 2014
The start of the cricket season, particularly the test series, has displaced my film watching. The first England v Sri Lanka test match which went down to the last ball and was real edge-of -the-seat viewing (for anyone not familiar with test match cricket, a game lasts for five days, each day of 3 X 2 hour playing periods, a grand total of 30 hours) and it ended in a drawn match. What agony..
No play yesterday so I was able to watch this film, "Blue Jasmine", written and directed by Woody Allen. After a few below par films, Woody Allen is back. This film is magnificent, I was locked into it, throughout the film I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
The two female leads are very, very good. Cate Blanchett won the Oscar for Best Actress, due recognition of a great performance. It's good to see Sally Hawkins acting so well, keeping up the high standards she has shown previously.
A 5-star film, not for everyone but if you are a Woody Allen fan I think you will love this.