Tag Archives: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Almost Famous - * * * *

No stranger to the world of music, director Cameron Crowe is well known for the strong rock-and-roll soundtracks of his earlier films, Say Anything, Singles, and Jerry Maguire. However, in his youth, Crowe was actually a rock reporter for Rolling … Continue reading

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The Talented Mr. Ripley - * * * 1/2*

It has been three years since director Anthony Minghella’s Best Picture winner, The English Patient, hit the screens. He has taken his time to carefully make his next picture, The Talented Mr. Ripley. Serendipity has struck for Minghella, as three … Continue reading

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Magnolia - * * * 1/2*

Exodus 8:2 – And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs Paul Thomas Anderson, director of such films as Hard Eight, and Boogie Nights, examines the accidental intersections of life in … Continue reading

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Flawless - * 1/2*

Joel Schumacher directs this comedy-drama from his own script. A retired security guard (Robert DeNiro) suffers a stroke. His rehabilitation involves singing lessons…from the drag queen next door (Phillip Seymour Hoffman). Rory Cochrane, Barry Miller, Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Daphne … Continue reading

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Happiness - * *

Don’t be fooled by the title. There is happiness in Todd Solondz’ latest film, but it’s not exactly what you would expect. The film explores several unhappy (and, in some cases, extremely dysfunctional) people in their quest to find “happiness”, … Continue reading

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Boogie Nights - * * * 1/2*

Director Paul Thomas Anderson has created a sweeping saga of an unlikely subject: the adult film industry. Technically brilliant, and with good acting, Boogie nights is a very good, but not great, film. The film follows the meteoric rise and … Continue reading

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Twister - * * *

Explosive effects-driven thriller that doesn’t try for any depth beyond the superficial, but doesn’t need to. Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt portray a married (though divorcing) couple of tornado chasers. When a rare and dangerous meteorogical condition throws a rapid … Continue reading

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