Tasman Leader : September 26th 2013
10 THE TASMAN LEADER, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 ENTERTAINMENT ALISON BLANCHETT SMART BUSINESS CENTRE ACCOUNTANTS ADVERTORIAL Award-winning Nelson architect Richard Sellars of Continuum Architecture Ltd creates "architecture of imagination and creativity, sitting comfortably in its environment". Wife Katie looks after the accounts, and they both rely on Alison Blanchett Smart Business Centre Accountants for their annual accounting checks and in an advisory role. Their accounting partnership started in 2001 when Richard and Katie had just arrived in Nelson. "We [Alison and I] were both starting our own businesses," he recalls. Since then Alison has been on board in a consultancy role. "She's very helpful when we want to know which direction to go, and keeping checks from an accounting point of view. She has a very relaxed approached and we don't feel pressured at all," he adds. Richard gained experience working in large, medium, and small architectural practices in New Zealand and the UK before starting his own in Nelson. Last year the company expanded to become Continuum Architecture. Beautiful simplicity, buildings that reflect serenity and carefully designed interior spaces to accommodate life are qualities inherent in their work. Art is a vital part of the creative process and Richard's skills as an artist underpin all his thinking as a designer. Earlier this year Richard won an architectural competition to design a simple cost-effective house for post-earthquake Canterbury. Dubbed The Cantabrian, his winning design will be built as a show home and later sold to Housing New Zealand. The design will have fast-track consent anywhere in New Zealand. • To contact Continuum Architecture Ltd phone 03 548 6778, 021 205 1150 or email: email@example.com. 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BOTTOM LINE Fabulous. 1G2 (out of five) Also screening: Red 2 (M). Don't expect aRed3. (out of five) One of the great joys in life has to be seeing people fulfil their poten- tial. Watching our 7-year-old play the football game of his life this winter made me so proud, I nearly passed out with happiness. Seeing our 5-year-old master his read- ing homework makes my chest swell to the point of endangering my shirt but- tons. In a smaller but still significant way, watching Cate Blanchett deliver the per- formance of a lifetime in Blue Jasmine (M) also filled me with a deep sense of delight. No slouch in the acting stakes, Blanchett is universally regarded as one of the best in the business. The problem with the business is that great roles are thin on the ground, par- ticularly for women. The fact is that while the ethereal star is in constant demand, she hasn't actu- ally done anything challenging on screen since 2006's Notes on a Scandal. 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Blue Jasmine is full of twists, surprises and truth. Little if anything is black or white and all the characters, even the minor ones, feel fully formed. It's also a searing indictment of upper class values and a quiet celebration of working class ones. Allen has always been one of those directors every actor on the planet has wanted to work with. As a result, he has never had trouble pulling big names. With Blue Jasmine, however, it feels like he has gone out of his way to bring together a cast of com- plementary talents rather than stars, and the results are wonderful. Hawkins is excellent, Bobby Can- navale, who was so good in 2003's The Station Agent, rules as Ginger's boyf- riend, and 1990s shock comedian Andrew Dice Clay is pretty much perfect as her ex-husband. Alec Baldwin, meanwhile, was born to play Jasmine's ex and Peter Sarsgaard is creepily good as the man she sets her sights on. Reigning over all of their excellent work, however, is Queen Cate. Her Jasmine is an incredible mix of vulnerability, delusion, denial and sick- ening entitlement. On paper a loathsome creature, it is a testament to Blanchett's almost super- natural powers that Jasmine is pretty much impossible to hate. Blanchett gives her too many layers of loss and makes her far too recognisably human for audiences to write her off entirely. In other words, it's probably the best performance of the year and you'd be mad to miss it.
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