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Kate Blanchett is painfully mesmerizing in this multifaceted exploration of class, privilege, and madness.
on 19 February 2017
I found this a very painful but Moorish watch. Woody Allen has an ability to transmute polite societies follies into a visceral comment on its vacuous and superficial existence. He does this best through the vehicle of female muses and none better acted than kate Blanchett. This must be amongst her finest work. Allen pulls no punches at seamlessly using working class memes in exposing the empty life's of the rich and educated classes. In affect there are no differences in needs and wants just the cruel exposure of how both classes abuse their respective peers. Alcohol and pharmaceutical props feature heavily for both classes with mental health thematic in this drama. Woody is a master alchemist in transmitting his real life observations to the big screen. A sad revealing indictment on occidental life and self inflicted tragedy.