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Maybe It's Just Because of Hoffman's Performance?
"...you off like this on all your clever lines: "Philip Seymour Hoffman's precise, uncanny performance as Capote doesn't imitate..."

Nov. 1, 2005 Postmarks

The Ides of March
George Clooney's modern morality tale about the ongoing battle between idealism and corruption in the political realm is perfectly cast.
"...Directed by: George Clooney. Starring: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei,..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

State and Main
Mamet's story about a big-budget Hollywood production that steamrolls into a little Vermont town is told with a gentle smirk.
"...Charles Durning, Rebecca Pidgeon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin, Philip Seymour Hoffman and William H. Macy. Scandal!. Intrigue! Sex..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Infamous
It's another Truman Capote picture about how the author wrote In Cold Blood – and it stands solidly on its own merits.
"...on his stylistically groundbreaking book In Cold Blood. Although Philip Seymour Hoffman received the Best Actor Oscar for his..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Late Quartet
A string quartet – whose members are played by the likes of Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Catherine Keener – gets stuck in its own resins.
"...Directed by: Yaron Zilberman. Starring: Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir, Imogen Poots, Wallace..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jack Goes Boating
Philip Seymour Hoffman directs and stars in this drama about a nebbishy middle-aged man with minimal social skills.
"...Directed by: Philip Seymour Hoffman. Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

God's Pocket
Philip Seymour Hoffman, in one of his last performances, heads up a terrific ensemble cast for this offbeat drama adapted from a Pete Dexter novel.
"...Directed by: John Slattery. Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, Richard Jenkins, Eddie..."

May 16, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Savages
Starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, this smart, funny, thoughtful, and exquisitely realized film is one of the best of the year.
"...Directed by: Tamara Jenkins. Starring: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman and Gbenga Akinnagbe...."

Dec. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love Liza
"...Directed by: Todd Louiso. Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Sarah Koskoff, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jack..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Most Wanted Man
This post-9/11 espionage thriller is adapted from John Le Carré’s 2008 novel and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman at the head of a top-notch cast.
"...Directed by: Anton Corbijn. Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Robin Wright, Willem..."

July 25, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Flawless
"...Directed by: Joel Schumacher. Starring: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Daphne..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Both a crime thriller and family tragedy, this stunner from octogenarian Sidney Lumet stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke as brothers whose blood runs cold.
"...Directed by: Sidney Lumet. Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, Rosemary..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
As the series ends, we wonder what we'll do without our Katniss catnip
"...Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Natalie Dormer, Willow..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Master
Philip S. Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix act out the internal (and eternal) war between the analytical and implusive that is the principal inquiry of P.T. Anderson's film.
"...Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons, Ambyr..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Synecdoche, New York
Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s first venture as a director is audacious, ambitious, and amazing; it’s also intricate, self-referencing, and all-encompassing: in a word, a masterpiece.
"...Directed by: Charlie Kaufman. Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Emily..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Capote
While Capote is a good film, it hasn’t closed the book on the subject, even though the performances are undeniably great.
"...Directed by: Bennett Miller. Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Cooper,..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Owning Mahowny
"...Directed by: Richard Kwietniowski. Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Maury Chaykin, John Hurt and..."

June 20, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Almost Famous
This sweet, amiable, and knowing coming-of-age tale is Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical boyz-to-men story about how he grew into the role of a rock & roll journalist in 1973.
"...Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Noah Taylor, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk and..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Doubt
Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams star in the film version of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning play.
"...Directed by: John Patrick Shanley. Starring: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Joseph Foster..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Jerry Whiteaker Maybe It's Just HoffmanKimberley Jones,..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Column

All Wrapped Up
From biopics to end-of-day thrillers, a look at the films you'll be standing in line for this Christmas.
"...Azaria, Ruben Blades, Joan Cusak, John Cusak, Cary Elwes, Philip Baker Hall, Cherry Jones, Angus MacFadyen, Bill Murray, Ruben..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Moneyball
Brad Pitt hits a home run with this film about the inner workings of baseball. It's a film that will appeal to sports fans and nonfans alike.
"...Directed by: Bennett Miller. Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Kerris Dorsey, Chris Pratt, Reed..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Charlie Wilson's War
Despite a script by Aaron Sorkin, direction by Mike Nichols, and star turns by Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, this good-natured geopolitical romp falls flat.
"...Directed by: Mike Nichols. Starring: Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty and..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Cold Mountain
Swoony kisses and true grit mark this Civil War epic from the director of The English Patient.
"...Zellweger, Donald Sutherland, Ray Winstone, Brendan Gleeson, Kathy Baker, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jack White. It takes a lot..."

Dec. 26, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Red Dragon
"...Directed by: Brett Ratner. Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mary-Louise Parker, Emily Watson, Harvey Keitel, Ralph..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Big Lebowski
A case of mistaken identity embroils the supremely go-with-the-flow character of the Dude (Bridges) in an intersecting mix of kidnapping, pornography, German nihilists, sultry women, gumshoes, missing money, and missing toes.
"...Tara Reid, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, David Huddleston and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Coen Brothers -- Joel and Ethan..."

March 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

That's a Wrap
Notes From the Austin Film Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference
"...STATE AND MAIND: David Mamet; with Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Rebecca Pidgeon, Sarah Jessica..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Sealed With the Sigh of a Commiserating Spirit
Adam Elliot on Mary and Max, his Claymation film about unlikely pen pals
"...Austin Chronicle: How did the casting of Philip Seymour Hoffman [as the voice of Max] happen? He..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Great Escape
Chain Gangs! Cast Aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! ... It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews
"...State and MainD: David Mamet; with William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rebecca Pidgeon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin,..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

The AggreGAYtor: February 5
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed; we must all go watch..."

Feb. 5, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

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