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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Shadows Enthrall

by Laura Leon July 31, 2014

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  Out of the roiling murk of a river in Hamburg emerges Issa (Grigoriy Dobrygin), a bearded mess of Chechen humanity seeking asylum. Through the kindness of a Turkish family, he is put in touch with ...

The Master

by Ann Morrow February 10, 2014

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  As the eulogies for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman pour in, as the debate over untimely deaths of celebrities from drug addiction are renewed, yet again, this may be the time to remember that he was ...

Death of a Deep Man

by Bruce Bouchard February 10, 2014

  In the late 1980s, while teaching at SUNY, I had the honor to help and advise two remarkable theater students, John Ortiz (Silver Linings Playbook) and Stephen Adly Guirgis (Pulitzer finalist, The Motherfucker With the ...

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

by The Staff November 20, 2013

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  We know you’re on the edge of your seats for this, the first sequel to The Hunger Games. Whither Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence)? Will her newfound bond with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) get in the way of ...

None of the Above

by Laura Leon October 13, 2011

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The Ides of March tries hard to be both cunning and cutthroat in its depiction of politics as a dirty game. Who knew? The pacing in this political thriller is fast, so much so that ...