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Searching for 'A Most Wanted Man'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), a Chechen Muslim, enters Hamburg, Germany illegally, weaving his way through sewers, stowing away on a cargo ship, hiding in plain sight beneath a dirty hooded sweatshirt and a scraggly beard. Throughout his circuitous journey, though, Issa makes time to pray.  

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Singular Body of Work Will Live On

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
“You have to make your reputation on being honest and unmerciful.” — Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous  

Paul Thomas Anderson Offers Ode to Passing of an Old God

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Our first few moments in the presence of Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) capture the extraordinary power and the isolation of the character. What Paul Thomas Anderson, the director of The Master, and the mercurial Phoenix have created here is a portrait of an old god, maybe the last of his kind to walk the Earth.  

Pirate Radio (Review)

Richard Curtis' '60s tale is superficial and unrevealing

3 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Richard Curtis, like 'FM' 30 years ago, has used the premise as little more than an excuse for tried-and-true sitcom scenarios. Worse, while he's kept this a period piece, he has given all the characters a modern sensibility more fitting for 'Superbad' than the 1960s. Grade: C-.  

Synecdoche, New York (Review)

Screenwriter du jour Charlie Kaufman strikes again in his directorial debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
It's useful to know two things going into Charlie Kaufman's head-trip of a movie. "Synecdoche" is a literary term, referring to the part being representative of the whole — as in "Times Square is New York City." And Kaufman is very "meta" writer who knows the fourth wall in drama isn't a sacrosanct rule but merely a concept to be toyed with at will.