Sundays With Cate

Sundays With Cate

A podcast series about the films of Cate Blanchett. The acting, the costumes, the awards but mostly: the Blanchett of it all. Hosted by Murtada Elfadl.... Show More

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In Truth, Cate Blanchett plays journalist and TV news producer Mary Mapes in the story of the fallout from the CBS investigation into George Bush's military service, that led to the resignation of Dan Rather. The performance was warmly recieved even if the film wasn't widely seen, we examine why in the latest episode. Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with guest Kevin Jacobsen host of And The Runner-Up Is podcast.

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In this episode we discuss another Cate Blanchett foray into playing a villian in a big blockbuster; as Hela the goddess of death in Thor: Ragnarok (2017). Other topics discussed include the Marvel cinematic universe, who's the best Chris and Taika Waititi's singular comedic vision. Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with guest writer and critic Joi Childs, host of The Color Grade podcast.

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In the 3rd and final part of the Blue Jasmine miniseries, we discuss Jasmine and her sisters. Annie Hall, Helen St Clair in Bullets Over Broadway, Maria Elena in Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Cecilia in The Purple Rose of Cairo, among others. Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with returning guest journalist and theater critic Jose Solís, of Token Theater Friends podcast.

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In part 2 of the Blue Jasmine miniseries, we discuss the similarities with Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, the character of Blanche Dubois, clearly is the blueprint for Jasmine. The many actresses who played Blanche or were inspired by her from the women in Pedro Almodovar’s movies to Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence to most recently Carey Mulligan in Wildlife.  Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with guest TV a...

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In the first of three episodes about Blue Jasmine, we discuss Cate Blanchett as the real auteur of Blue Jasmine, and the many ways her performance makes her the author of the film. Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with guest writer and critic Matthew Eng.

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February 29, 2020 1 min

A preview of the three episode "Blue Jasmine" Miniseries. All episodes are available wherever you listen to podcasts. Please rate and review.

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That heart wrenching closeup. That iconic buzzcut. That performance many think is one of Cate Blanchett's best. This week Murtada Elfadl welcomes Kyle Stevens to discuss Heaven (2002), directed by Tom Tykwer.

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We are going avant garde because "art is supposed to be radical." Murtada Elfadl welcomes Shelley Farmer to discuss Waiting for the Artist (2019), an episode of Documentary Now, and the film Manifesto (2017) which started as an art installation, two Cate Blanchett projets that grapple with what it means to be an artist!

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A sea expedition to find a killer shark. A riff on Jacques Cousteau. Cate Blanchett enters the quirky and unique world of Wes Anderson. Murtada Elfadl welcomes producer and filmmaker Erica Mann to discuss The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).

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This week Murtada Elfadl welcomes Kate Halliwell to discuss Ocean's 8 and the period post Carol (2015) which they both consider to be Blanchett's peak celebrity and pop culture power.

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We are going big this week. Big movie. Big performance. Murtada Elfadl welcomes Gavin Mevius, co-host of The Mixed Reviews Podcast to discuss Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).

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One of Cate Blanchett’s earliest films finds her working in Australia with Gillian Armstrong and Ralph Fiennes. It's an odd, eccentric but very feminist tale. Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with Andy Stewart.

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Perhaps Cate Blanchett's least seen film, at least in the United States, Litte Fish (2005) is gritty and scrappy and unlike anything in her filmography. Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with Valerie Complex.

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This week we discuss one of the most popular films Cate Blanchett has ever been in, yet oddly unrecognized as one of her signature parts. It's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), directed by David Fincher and co-starring Brad Pitt.  Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with Andrew Kendall.

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What happens when an icon of cinema takes on another icon? Well an Oscar for starters. This week we discuss Cate Blanchett's performance as Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (2004). Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with Manuel Betancourt.

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This week we discuss Cate Blanchett's post-Elizabeth (1998) career and in particular The Gift (2000) directed by Sam Raimi. Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with Kieran Scarlett.

 

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This week we jump ahead to one of Cate Blanchett's most fascinating transformations; as a version of Bob Dylan in Todd Haynes' I'm Not There (2007). Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with Chris Feil.

 

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This week we continue examining Cate Blanchett’s early career by discussing The Talented Mr Ripley (1999). Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with Jose Solis.

 

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For our first episode, we discuss Elizabeth, considered to be Cate Blanchett’s international breakout and the first time many people have ever seen her on screen. Hosted by Murtada Elfadl with Teo Bugbee.

 

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