| Sep 20, 2010
| 10:19 AM
From the Michael Sragow Gets Reel blog:
The dailies and newsweeklies and entertainment shows have already set off their starters' pistols, but let's get serious: in Baltimore, as in most American cities, this year October 1 marks the beginning of the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Twice in 2014, I've come to the end of a pleasant evening, walked upstairs to where my laptop sits and discovered the sudden death of someone who spoke powerfully to me.
In February, it was Philip Seymour Hoffman on a Sunday night. Last Monday night, it...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Whether he’s playing a gay boom mic operator in “Boogie Nights” or rock critic Lester Bangs in “Almost Famous,” an evil arms dealer in “Mission: Impossible III” or a priest in hot water in “Doubt,”...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday marked the abrupt end to an acclaimed career, but for audiences there will be much more of his performances to savor.
The prolific actor had recently shot a wide variety of work that will be seen at numerous...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:55 PM
In the last shot of Ben Affleck's "Argo" — relax, there are no spoilers here — the camera pans slowly along the shelves of toys in a young boy's bedroom. The year is 1980; the film spends most of its time on the true story of how a CIA...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 4:36 PM
We know what we're studying for: "Easy A," a movie that looks like the 2010 answer to "Mean Girls" and marks "Superbad" and "Zombieland" star Emma Stone's long-deserved coming-out party. Fingers crossed that it's as fetch as it appears. Also out this...
| Dec 17, 2010
| 10:09 AM
Long regarded as a stage and screen mainstay for his acting, Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman ("Capote") turns film director for the first time with this adaptation of a play he also starred in.
He and Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone") portray people set up...