Missing that, they can’t help but miss Allen’s update:
While Blanchett played Jasmine French, she displayed an entire nation — an America no longer innocent, but now steeped in the habit of looking the other way.
So convincing and unforgettable that it will be impossible for the Academy to snub her.
Too bad that an earthquake this week is more likely than the other nominations “Blue Jasmine” should gain: Best Director, Best Screenplay, and, yes, Best Film.
Jack Garvey of Plum Island can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.