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NIGHTMARE ALLEY (2022)
Starring Bradley Cooper, Toni Collette, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Willem Dafoe, Mark Povinelli, David Strathairn and Holt McCallany. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

An ambitious carnival worker with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.
WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE (2020)
Starring Cate Blanchett, Emma Nelson, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, Troian Bellisario, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, James Urbaniak and Claudia Doumit. Directed by Richard Linklater.

Bernadette Fox is a Seattle woman who had it all – a loving husband and a brilliant daughter. When she unexpectedly disappears, her family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.

REVIEWS Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Cate Blanchett mystery isn't entirely what's on the label

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (2019)
Starring Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.j. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou. Directed by Dean Deblois.

What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced - as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury - will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.

REVIEWS How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - Fly into a fantastic franchise finale

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (2018)
Starring Owen Vaccaro, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle Maclachlan, Colleen Camp, Sunny Suljic, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams, Lorenza Izzo and Eli Roth. Directed by Eli Roth.

The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.

REVIEWS The House with a Clock in its Walls - A potentially fun children film that never finds its rhythm

JILL BILCOCK: DANCING THE INVISIBLE (2018)
Starring Jill Bilcock, Baz Luhrmann, Cate Blanchett and Fred Schepisi. Directed by Axel Grigor.

The life and work of one of the world’s leading film artists, Academy Award nominated film editor Jill Bilcock, is explored in this fascinating insight into an essential part of cinematic storytelling.

REVIEWS Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible - A fascinating portrait of an Australian cinema icon

OCEAN'S 8 (2018)
Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Dakota Fanning and Jaime King. Directed by Gary Ross.

Five years, eight months, 12 days... and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take - a team of the best in their field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweller Amita; street con Constance ; expert fence Tammy; hacker Nine Ball; and fashion designer Rose. The target is a cool $150 million dollars in diamonds—diamonds that will be around the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger, who will be centerstage at the event of the year, the Met Gala. The plan is rock solid, but everything will need to be flawless if the team is going to get in and get away with the ice. All in plain sight.
MANIFESTO (2018)
Starring Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante, Carl Dietrich Carls, Marie Borkowski Foedrowitz, Ea-Ja Kim, Marina Michael Kurisingal, Hannelore Ohlendorf, Ottokar Sachse and Ralf Tempel. Directed by Julian Rosefeldt.

From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, 'Manifesto' features two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before. Rosefeldt weaves together history’s most impassioned artistic statements in this stunning and contemporary call to action.
THOR: RAGNAROK (2017)
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Taika Waititi.

REVIEWS Thor: Ragnarok - Marvel's God of Thunder finds his groove

SONG TO SONG (2017)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Holly Hunter, Val Kilmer, Bérénice Marlohe, Heather Kafka and Austin Amelio. Directed by Terrence Malick.

Set against and inspired by the Austin, Texas rock and roll scene, the film follows four interconnected lovers as they tumble and clash in both their roller coaster musical careers and rule-breaking intimate lives. Amid a world driven by youth, passion, lust, drugs and creativity, the story hones in on one couple who find in each other a way to bust through all the wild distractions of our modern lives and seek satisfaction in a new way.
CAROL (2016)
Starring Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, John Magaro, Cory Michael Smith, Carrie Brownstein, Kevin Crowley and Nik Pajic. Directed by Todd Haynes.

Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novella 'The Price of Salt' about the burgeoning relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. One, a girl in her 20s working in a department store who dreams of a more fulfilling life, and the other, a wife trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage desperate to break free.

REVIEWS Carol - An elegant, passionate and important love story

TRUTH (2015)
Starring Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid and Elisabeth Moss. Directed by James Vanderbilt.

A behind-the-scenes newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service in the Texas Air National Guard.

REVIEWS Truth - Is a half truth a whole lie?

KNIGHT OF CUPS (2015)
Starring Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Antonio Banderas, Cate Blanchett and Joe Manganiello. Directed by Terrence Malick.

Rick is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.
CINDERELLA (2015)
Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Helena Bonham Carter and Richard Madden. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

The story of 'Cinderella' follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella's father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honour her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind." She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman steps forward and -- armed with a pumpkin and a few mice - changes Cinderella's life forever.

REVIEWS Cinderella - Pure Disney magic in every way

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (2014)
Starring Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.j. Miller, Kristen Wiig and Djimon Hounsou. Directed by Dean Deblois.

The heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.

REVIEWS How To Train Your Dragon 2 - Fly again
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THE MONUMENTS MEN (2014)
Starring Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, George Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Sam Hazeldine, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban and Holger Handtke. Directed by George Clooney.

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

REVIEWS The Monuments Men - Fighting a losing battle

THE TURNING (2013)
Starring Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving.

REVIEWS The Turning - Exquisite melancholic art

BLUE JASMINE (2013)
Starring Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.k., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tammy Blanchard and Max Casella. Directed by Woody Allen.

The story of the final stages of an acute crisis and the life of a fashionable New York housewife.

REVIEWS Blue Jasmine - Blanchett brightens a dark Allen film

I'M NOT THERE (2007)
Starring Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Julianne Moore, Ben Whishaw, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michelle Williams, Christian Bale, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere and David Cross. Directed by Todd Haynes.
LITTLE FISH (2005)
Starring Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson, Noni Hazlehurst, Joel Tobeck, Susie Porter, Dustin Nguyen, Lisa McCune and Nina Liu. Directed by Rowan Woods.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001)
Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan and Orlando Bloom. Directed by Peter Jackson.

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

REVIEWS The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - 15 years on

MOWGLI
Starring Rohan Chand, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Jack Reynor, Naomie Harris, Eddie Marsan, Freida Pinto and Matthew Rhys. Directed by Andy Serkis.
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