edit – If anyone reads this, I would really really love to do a PSH blogothon of sorts and get as many people who read this to write about their favorite Hoffman film. 872 more words
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Vivian: Are you starring at my breasts?
Vivian: Well look at them!
Eliot: Ok. . .
Vivian: What do they make you think?
There’s such a thing as too much. That in itself is a theme of Tamara Jenkins’s The Savages, about siblings Wendy (Laura Linney) and Jon Savage (Philip Seymour Hoffman) taking responsibility for their ailing, alienated father when his living arrangements fall through. 647 more words
A Woman Like Me is a hybrid documentary that interweaves the real story of director Alex Sichel, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2011, with the fictional story of Anna Seashell (Lili Taylor), who struggles to find the glass half full when faced with the same diagnosis. 44 more words
I’ve heard at least three different adults tell me they’d rather kill themselves than die without grace. The catheters, tubes, wheelchairs, and dementia of advancing years leave the young and middle-aged alike terrified and assured in their defiance of accepting bodily decay. 1,948 more words