Woody Allen directs Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine.

Michel Gondry constructs innumerable visual inventions in the Paris-set Mood Indigo.

Roland Emmerich blows up the White House — with Jamie Foxx as the US Prez — in White House Down.

On DVD, The Crying Game director Neil Jordan gets his fangs out for the vampire thriller/drama Byzantium.

Critics Luke Buckmaster and Rich Haridy discuss these films and more in this fortnight’s episode of The Parallax Podcast.

They are joined by cult film aficionado Zak Hepburn, who comes to the podcasting couch with a film almost too weird to explain…

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