Tag Archives: Philip Seymour Hoffman

January/February/March 2021 Viewing Diary

Better late than never. I moved at the end of January – a big interstate move – so I’ve been a bit, how you say, busy. Not too busy to keep up my viewing schedule but too busy to put … Continue reading

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February 2019 Viewing Diary

St. Agatha (2019; d. Darren Lynn Bousman) I reviewed this nunsploitation horror film which I resisted at first for some reason, but then I got into the spirit of it. It’s fun. It’s what it needs to be. It also … Continue reading

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For Anton Chekhov’s Birthday: My essay about waiting in line

In the summer of 2001, a production of The Seagull, directed by Mike Nichols, was playing in Central Park at the outdoors Delacorte Theatre. It starred Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher Walken. … Continue reading

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Ethan Hawke: “It Didn’t Come For Free.”

Ethan Hawke, the part of the Charlie Rose interview where he discusses Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and River Phoenix.

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2014

I may write some magnum opus in the next two days, you never know, but here are links to some of the things I’ve written in 2014, here and elsewhere. I have worked hard to keep my site an eclectic … Continue reading

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Ebertfest 2014: Capote (2005)

Friday afternoon, following the awesome screening of 1924’s He Who Gets Slapped (which I wrote up for Rogerebert.com) came the screening of Capote. It is still hard to comprehend that Philip Seymour Hoffman is no longer with us. It is … Continue reading

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Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

RogerEbert.com contributors, including yours truly, remember Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

I don’t want to believe it is true. A part of me is refusing to believe it. But apparently it is true. I don’t know what to say. With all of the great acting work he has done, I also … Continue reading

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Review: The Ides of March (2011)

This review was originally published on Capital New York. American politics can be a dirty business. For whom is this a surprise? So-called upright men who declare themselves our leaders have been found in all kinds of compromising undignified positions, … Continue reading

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Review: Moneyball (2011): On-Base Percentage Made Beautiful

This review originally appeared on Capital New York. “It’s hard not to be romantic about baseball.” — Billy Beane, general manager, Oakland A’s Billy Beane is speaking about himself in Moneyball but he could also be talking about the fans. … Continue reading

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