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Philip Seymour Hoffman

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  • Edinburgh Fest Topper Chris Fujiwara Ankles Post

    Chris Fujiwara is stepping down as artistic director of the Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival to pursue other activities. Fujiwara launched his tenure in 2012 to much praise after a 2011 edition that was largely vilified. Under Fujiwara's watch, Edinburgh...
  • Spying is hard in 'A Most Wanted Man'

    Spying is hard in 'A Most Wanted Man'
    **1/2 (out of four) “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” the overrated previous adaptation of a John Le Carre novel, spent so much time chasing vague facts that the spy operations had no clear sense of purpose. Well, outside of the spies...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids, filing says

    Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids, filing says
    Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want to leave any money to his three young children with Mimi O'Donnell, court documents have revealed -- supporting wishes expressed by the actor in a nearly 10-year-old will that went public in February. Hoffman "did...
  • Actor Willem Dafoe on Wisconsin, Philip Seymour Hoffman and 'A Most Wanted Man'

    There are actors with range and then there's Willem Dafoe. The sharp-featured Dafoe has played roles as diverse as Jesus (in Martin Scorsese's controversial "The Last Temptation of Christ") and the bloodsucking ghoul Nosferatu (a deliciously over-the-...
  • Robin Williams: Should Hollywood Do More to Help Stars in Dark Places?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Robin Williams battled drugs and depression for almost as long as he was famous. Although he maintained his sobriety for nearly 20 years, friends say he slipped into a dark place over the summer, following the cancellation of...
  • Allen grad's role in 'Let's Be Cops' one of many in rising career

    Allentown native Fred Galle is a busy man. With roles in more than a half-dozen new films, including the now-playing "Let's Be Cops," the actor never seems to stop working. "If a movie was shot on the East Coast, I'm probably in it," Galle says. He's...
  • Robin Williams: Five performances to remember

    Robin Williams: Five performances to remember
    It wasn't his first film to do so, but the 1989 drama "Dead Poets Society" reminded millions that Robin Williams was an actor as well as a comic maelstrom as well as a star. The man introduced to those same millions a decade earlier in "Mork & Mindy"...
  • How Robin Williams Inspired a Generation to Seize the Day

    It was "Dead Poets Society" that did it. That was the movie that pushed me over the edge from casual moviegoer to full-blown film junkie, the one that sent me back to the video store night after night looking for my next fix, desperate to discover other...
  • Williams, Hoffman, Gandolfini: Public lives, private struggles

    Williams, Hoffman, Gandolfini: Public lives, private struggles
    For those of us who follow actors and their lives, professionally or simply asĀ  fans, this has been a pretty tragic period. In the past 14 months, we’ve lost three top-tier performers startlingly before their time -- first with the passing of...
  • Review: 'Into the Storm' ★ 1/2

    Review: 'Into the Storm' &#9733 1/2
    Like "The Passion of Joan of Arc," "Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki" and "Dude, Where's My Car?" "Into the Storm" is a movie. And like the wind, this particular movie blows tall, unstable columns of hot air willy-nilly. In the spirit of "Sharknado" and...
  • 'Altman' Documentary Captures 'Force of Nature,' Friends and Family Say

    Robert Altman was a legend behind the camera, but the Oscar-nominated icon behind such classics as "Nashville" and "McCabe & Mrs. Miller" dominates the screen in a new documentary devoted to his life and work. Entitled "Altman," the documentary airs...