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Nobody's Fool

Nobody’s Fool (1994)
★★★ / ★★★★

Sully (Paul Newman) seems to be an adolescent stuck in an aging man’s body. Running from responsibility has become a habit so consuming that he is unable to hold onto a steady job, has not formed a family ever since he walked out on his wife and son who was barely a year old many years ago, and finds himself living with his eighth grade teacher. 538 more words

Well, I'm Certainly Not Going Through Life With One Hand Tied Behind My Back. -- James Dean

Phantom Thread

In Paul Thomas Anderson’s films, people are collections of conflicting impulses that express themselves through behavioral patterns, driven less by will than they are by conscious and unconscious desire. 771 more words

The Post is a Shit Hole

Cringe-worthy vs. Oscar worthy.

Hollywood has to travel back in time to re-write history in order to save the floundering fake news media. The Post (2017) 152 more words

"As satisfied as you'll get..."

When I heard back in February (2014) that Philip Seymour Hoffman had died of a heroin overdose, all I could think about was a scene from HBO’s… 897 more words

Synecdoche, New York

The main character is a whiny wimp and the film is too clever by half.


Philip Seymour Hoffman $45K Tribute Award Will Go To Playwright Gracie Gardner

Pussy Sludge, Gracie Gardner’s play about a young woman who also is an oil well, has earned the writer $45,000 and extensive development opportunities, courtesy of the American Playwriting Foundation’s “Relentless Award” prize. 363 more words

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The will to walk onstage

About a year ago, I picked up a copy of the book Actors at Work, which consists of interviews with fourteen stage and screen professionals by the casting director Rosemarie Tichler and the playwright Barry Jay Kaplan. 1,294 more words