Philip Seymour Hoffman: The Actor, The Philosopher, The Master, The Wrestler

Hoffman - Doubt

I feel like I've been hit by a truck this morning, trying to absorb the reports that drug addiction has apparently taken the magnificent actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from us. … [Read more...]

Paul Thomas Anderson and Philip Seymour Hoffman: Together again.

My heart rate is elevated, and I'm typing as fast as I can.My favorite American filmmaker is working with one of my favorite American actors, and the film looks like just the thing to stir up an exciting conversation. … [Read more...]

Fifteen performances from 2005 that made a difference.

I'm not ready to deliver a Top Ten Films of 2005 yet. There are several key candidates I'll be seeing for the first time in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned. I'll publish the list on December 31st, when 2005 really is ending and the buzzer sounds. Then I'll publish a revised list sometime around the end of January when the last heavy hitters of 2005 have become available in Seattle. (All of these folks publishing their top tens... have they really seen all of the key players already? … [Read more...]


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