Tag: philip seymour hoffman

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One Minute Review: A Most Wanted Man (2014) [4.5]

A MOST WANTED MAN // Marking the final leading role for Philip Seymour Hoffman, “A Most Wanted Man” is an espionage thriller from the same author as “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”. Intricate and complex in design, Hoffman delivers a powerhouse of a performance as Günther Bachmann, adding a fervor to an otherwise extremely dense subject matter. Much in the same way that Gary Oldman … Read More One Minute Review: A Most Wanted Man (2014) [4.5]

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One Minute Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) [4.0]

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE // Embodying many of the same issues I had with the original, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” does take a step up from its predecessor and delivers plenty more suspense and a much better cast with much stronger performances. One key aspect to focus on is that Jennifer Lawrence now has an Academy Award between this and her previous … Read More One Minute Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) [4.0]

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One Minute Review: A Late Quartet (2012)

Release Date November 2, 2012 Director Yaron Zilberman Screenplay Yaron Zilberman Seth Grossman Distributed By Entertainment One Drama Rated R for language and some sexuality 105 minutes A Late Quartet “A Late Quartet” is as basic as dramas get these days. Based around a quartet with a questionable future, each character faces a different obstacle to overcome. Unraveled in the most basic of ways, … Read More One Minute Review: A Late Quartet (2012)

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [24] The Master – Three Nominations

THE MASTER BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Nominated Role: Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie Quell, an alcoholic World War II veteran who turns for help to the founder of a controversial group known as The Cause. As much as Joaquin Phoenix has fallen off the deep end as of late, with the whole mock-umentary debacle that hovered over our lives for almost a year, … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [24] The Master – Three Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film Argo         Zero Dark Thirty         Moonrise Kingdom         Django Unchained         Silver Linings Playbook         Beasts of the Southern Wild         The Master         Lincoln         Looper         Les Misérables Best Director Ben Affleck (Argo) Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway (Les … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

BEST PICTURE “The Master” (eOne) Runners-up: “Amour” (Mongrel Media) “Zero Dark Thirty” (Alliance Films) BEST ACTOR Denis Lavant, “Holy Motors” Runners-up: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master” BEST ACTRESS Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea” Runners-up: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty” Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master” Runners-up: Javier Bardem, “Skyfall” Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture ”Argo” Top Ten Films “Argo” “The Avengers” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” “Les Misérables” “Life of Pi” “Lincoln” “Moonrise Kingdom” “Silver Linings Playbook” “Skyfall” “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Director Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Actor in a Leading Role Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln” Best Actress in a Leading Role Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Actor in a Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Picture: Argo Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables Director: Ben Affleck, Argo Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Skyfall Visual Effects: Life Of Pi Art Direction/Production Design: Thomas Brown, et. Al, and Sarah Greenwood, Anna Karenina Foreign Language: The Intouchables … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

BEST FILM Winner:    Argo Runner-up:    Zero Dark Thirty & Lincoln BEST ACTOR Winner:    Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Runner-up:    Joaquin Phoenix, The Master BEST ACTRESS Winner:    Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Runner-up:    Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Winner:    Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master Runner-up:    Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Winner:    Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables Runner-up:    Sally Field, Lincoln BEST ENSEMBLE Winner:    … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty (last year: Tree of Life) Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty (last year: Terrence Malick, Tree of Life) Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty (Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn) Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (last year: Michael Shannon, Take Shelter) Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master (last year: Albert Brooks, Drive) Best Supporting Actress: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

New Trailer: The Master – Official Teaser Trailer #1

THE MASTER / Guess who’s back? Both Joaquin Pheonix and Paul Thomas Anderson return to the big screen with a very vague, yet stylishly charming drama. In his first feature film since the Academy Award winning, There Will Be Blood, Anderson sets to direct Pheonix in his first film since dropping off the deep end in I’m Still Here. With both having a lot … Read More New Trailer: The Master – Official Teaser Trailer #1

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Proof Review: The Ides Of March (2011)

Release Date October 7, 2011 Director George Clooney Screenplay George Clooney Beau Willimon Grant Heslov Distributed By Columbia Pictures Budget $12.5 million Drama, Thriller Rated R for pervasive language 101 minutes The Ides Of March Talk to me about primaries, polls, and politics and I will respond to you with a blank stare. However, divulge to me that Senators are making backhanded deals, Governors … Read More Proof Review: The Ides Of March (2011)