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Philip Seymour Hoffman

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  • 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 as  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...
  • 'Most Wanted Man' is most recommended

     'Most Wanted Man' is most recommended
    In these the dog days of summer, adult moviegoers are more desperate than usual for something worth their time. Which is why it is so good to have "A Most Wanted Man" to recommend. A taut, involving thriller, based on the novel by John le Carré, it's a...
  • Losing Robin Williams' Light Against The Dark

    Losing Robin Williams' Light Against The Dark
    Twice in 2014, I've come to the end of a pleasant evening, walked upstairs to where my laptop sits and discovered the sudden death of someone who spoke powerfully to me. In February, it was Philip Seymour Hoffman on a Sunday night. Last Monday night, it...
  • Searching for the next King Lear: A critic shares his casting notes

    Searching for the next King Lear: A critic shares his casting notes
    In my recent critic’s notebook on the Shakespeare in the Park production of “King Lear” with John Lithgow, I listed the illustrious actors I’ve seen take on this fearsome role in the last 10 years. Who would I like to see...
  • Reel Critics: A 'Journey' worth taking

    "The Hundred Foot Journey" is a kissing cousin to "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." It's a very pleasant trip taken by good people with good karma in search of good food. Helen Mirren is outstanding as Madame Mallory, the meticulous proprietor of an...
  • Read On: Robin Williams' end spotlights depression

    Read On: Robin Williams' end spotlights depression
    I don't think I've seen the kind of shock and national mourning — and outpouring of love — for an entertainment figure that's been generated by the suicide this week of Robin Williams since Michael Jackson's death in 2009. This shouldn't...
  • Film Review: 'Into the Storm'

    Back in ye olde summer of 1996, few could have imagined that we would eventually look back fondly on Jan de Bont's "Twister" as the kind of movie "they" don't make like they used to. And yet, a scant two decades later, here comes "Into the Storm" to prime...
  • 'Into the Storm' is a howling visual-effects success

    'Into the Storm' is a howling visual-effects success
    It starts with the distant sound of thunder. But those tempests won't stay distant for long, oh no. This film isn't called "Into the Storm" for nothing. Basically a B picture with a sizable effects budget, "Into the Storm" knows you bought your ticket...
  • 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Character Posters Show a Colorless District 13

    Even Effie Trinket looks drab in the new characters posters for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1." Six new posters have been unveiled for the upcoming installment in the "Hunger Games" franchise, and a very dark world is on display. Included in...
  • Box office: 'Most Wanted Man' expands well, 'Calvary,' 'Boyhood' solid

    Box office: 'Most Wanted Man' expands well, 'Calvary,' 'Boyhood' solid
    On a weekend when “Guardians of the Galaxy” overtook the box office with a record August opening of an estimated $94 million, theaters still made room for audiences at other movies. Doubling its screen-count from last week’s opening,...