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A podcast series about the films of Cate Blanchett. The acting, the costumes, the awards but mostly: the Blanchett of it all. Each week we review one Blanchett movie, talk about its artistic legacy and its context within her career. Hosted, produced and edited by Murtada Elfadl.

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A podcast series about the films of Cate Blanchett. The acting, the costumes, the awards but mostly: the Blanchett of it all. Each week we review one Blanchett movie, talk about its artistic legacy and its context within her career. Hosted, produced and edited by Murtada Elfadl.

    Cate Blanchett in ‘Thank God He Met Lizzie’

    Cate Blanchett in ‘Thank God He Met Lizzie’

    We go way back for this episode, to Cate Blanchett’s early screen performance in the Australian film Thank God He Met Lizzie. We discuss the film, the perfomance and its link to Katharine Hepburn’s screen persona as well as Blanchett’s long professional...

    • 22 min
    Cate Blanchett in 'Coffee and Cigarettes'

    Cate Blanchett in 'Coffee and Cigarettes'

    This week a double Cate Balnchett. In one of eleven vignettes included in Jim Jarmusch's anthology film Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Blanchett plays a version of herself as well as her ne'er do well "cousin," Shelly. We discuss the film and performance...

    • 50 min
    Special Episode: Carey Mulligan

    Special Episode: Carey Mulligan

    To celebrate this year's Oscar nominations which were announced this week we have a special episode about one of the nominees for best actress; Carey Mulligan. We discuss her filmography, her screen persona and dig deeper into three films; Shame (2011),...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Cate Blanchett in 'Bandits'

    Cate Blanchett in 'Bandits'

    A retread of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? A homage to the pop music of 1980s Welsh singing sensation Bonnie Tyler? The rare American studio film that celebrates polyamory? It's all of these things; Barry Levinson's Bandits (2001). It also has...

    • 59 min
    A Sunday with Dame Judi Dench

    A Sunday with Dame Judi Dench

    We have a special episode this week, a companion to our discussion last week of Notes on a Scandal. We visit with the Dame, Judi Dench.  We discuss her film career, with deep dives into an early entry A Room With a View (1986) and the film that launched...

    • 57 min
    Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench in 'Notes on a Scandal'

    Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench in 'Notes on a Scandal'

    A scandalous affair with an underage boy is the entry into this melodrama about the friendship between two teachers in North London. Murtada Elfadl welcomes back Teo Bugbee to discuss the juicy and delicious Notes on a Scandal, its lineage to...

    • 1 hr 2 min

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