apple tv: blue jasmine

Blue Jasmine (2013) was one of those lingering movie-of-the-week offerings on the apple TV, and it took me nearly a month to get back to it, but an evening finally arrived. If’s clear why Cate Blanchett won her Oscar: this is a role that gives her a broad emotional spectrum to play. It’s the usual Woody Allen meandering plot, sparse direction, sights of tremendous wealth, and a well-heeled performance from Alec Baldwin. It’s probably long-suffering Ginger who a viewer must side with as the most ethical person in the film, but it’s not much competition.