It’s no surprise that the Venice Film Festival went crazy today for Cate Blanchett.
The accomplished actress already has two Oscars, with many more to come.
In her new film, “Tar,” directed and written by Todd Field, Blanchett is blowing the roof off as a classical music conductor. The film received a six minute standing ovation. On Rotten Tomatoes it’s at 94% among critics who attended screenings there.
Reviews are rapturous. And while “Tar” may be art house fare, it’s going to fare very well in that environment. So stick a pin in it. Looking forward to seeing this performance soon.
PS Blanchett should have won her first Oscar in 1999 for “Elizabeth I.” She was elbowed out by Gwyneth Paltrow, who was wonderful but not serious about an acting career. In the interceding years, Blanchett has worked hard and consistently turned out quality work.