One wonders what planet Stephanie Zacharak is on, because her reaction to the same movie I saw on Wednesday night in an Academy screening is completely out of touch with reality. "Blue Jasmine" is a mostly bleak but believable master work from Woody Allen, and Cate Blanchett deserves the Oscar. Did Zacharek go to the movies looking for "Annie Hall"? Was Allen's latest just too serious for her taste? Because when you pay attention to this movie, you realize it has a great many references and plenty of nuance. The characters stay with you. Certainly Jasmine is hard to forget, whether you had any empathy for her or not (I did, even though I have no patience for corrupt rich people). I'm not a die hard Woody Allen fan, and I agree with Zacharek that he's had his misses. But "Blue Jasmine" is not one of them. Maybe your film critic has another speciality and would do better sticking with what she knows. For it seems that this particular film lost her in space.