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0522 | Doubt

When he adapted and subsequently helmed the 2008 big screen version of his own successful stage play Doubt: A Parable, John Patrick Shanley surrounded himself with an array of talent – Roger Deakins, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Howard Shore – and he drew impressive work from all of those mentioned. 674 more words

Film Reviews

Thoughts on The Congress (2014) and the Question of What, Exactly Modern Celebrities are Selling

One of the most wildly imaginative sci-fi films in recent memory, for my money, was the often-overlooked, “technophobic” film industry satire The Congress. In the film, … 792 more words

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Will Coogan's Happyish Makes You Smile?

Happyish, the US sitcom that features Steve Coogan as disillusioned 40-something advertising exec, Thom Payne, has just hit UK TV screens.

Back in January 2015, … 203 more words


Actor Appreciation Week 1 Review: The Ides of March (2011)

An incredibly game cast headed up by Gosling, George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman deliver a taut political thriller, with enough suspense and twists to entertain the masses. 149 more words


Hoffman Heightens Hanks – dkhometree blog

Hoffman Heightens Hanks (9/3/2014) – In every movie where Philip Seymour Hoffman held a major role, his performance raised the bar for the entire cast.  He made them shine.  32 more words


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

The final installment of the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay – Part 2, received relatively little fanfare compared to the releases of the previous films. Though it is probably fair to say that the interest dwindled after… 707 more words


Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

A hedonistic, womanising congressman from Texas seems to be the only person on Capitol Hill who realises the full implications of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and sets about ensuring the US gives its support to the freedom fighters of the Mujahideen. 180 more words