in Blue Jasmine
On the positive side, marriage equality moved forward as nineteen states now recognize the right of gay Americans to marry. The Affordable Care Act began enrolling people despite some technical glitches, and even gun control inched forward notwithstanding the Republican Party and the National Rife Association.
As for movies, it was a lack luster year. My favorite movie was Blue Jasmine. Woody Allen has done it again. Allen's fictional tale a la Bernard Madoff and Blanche DuBois is a tragic portrait of a woman's slow descent into madness. Kate Blanchett's performance is near perfection. She makes a really unlikable character sympathetic.