Review: ‘Manifesto,’ starring Cate Blanchett

German artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto has a cheeky, intriguing, and playful idea at its heart: casting a performer to act out and monologue various scenarios where famously groundbreaking treatises on art, commerce, and society (written by the likes of Marx, Debord, Breton, and a cavalcade of other big thinkers) are delivered by fictional characters in everyday situations instead of the historical figureheads best known for penning or expressing such game-changing edicts and opinions. Thanks to Rosefeldt’s decision to cast a performer as versatile and magnetic as Cate Blanchett to act a conduit through which all of these varied and often overlapping ideals will pass, the artist’s experiment mostly works.

Film Friday: ‘Indiana Jones 4’, ‘Postal’

Hollywood gets serious about blockbusters this week with the return of a film icon people have been talking about for weeks. As anyone will tell you, Indiana Jones is back this weekend, and he has a lot to make up for after his nearly 20-year absence. With few other studios interested in taking on this huge franchise, there is really only one other film going up against Indy’s whip: Uwe Boll‘s latest disaster, Postal.