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Philip Seymour Hoffman

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  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
  • Emmys 2014: Billy Crystal recalls departed friend Robin Williams

    Emmys 2014: Billy Crystal recalls departed friend Robin Williams
    At the 2013 Emmys, Robin Williams paid tribute to his recently departed friend and mentor  Jonathan Winters, lauding Winters for his "comedy at the speed of thought." At this year's ceremony, Williams was tragically on the other end of such an homage,...
  • Allen grad's role in 'Let's Be Cops' one of many in rising career

    Allentown native Fred Galle is a busy man. With roles in more than a half-dozen new films, including the now-playing "Let's Be Cops," the actor never seems to stop working. "If a movie was shot on the East Coast, I'm probably in it," Galle says. He's...
  • Robin Williams: Should Hollywood Do More to Help Stars in Dark Places?

    Robin Williams battled drugs and depression for almost as long as he was famous. Although he maintained his sobriety for nearly 20 years, friends say he slipped into a dark place over the summer, following the cancellation of his CBS series "The Crazy...
  • Robin Williams: Five performances to remember

    Robin Williams: Five performances to remember
    It wasn't his first film to do so, but the 1989 drama "Dead Poets Society" reminded millions that Robin Williams was an actor as well as a comic maelstrom as well as a star. The man introduced to those same millions a decade earlier in "Mork & Mindy"...
  • Read On: Robin Williams' end spotlights depression

    Read On: Robin Williams' end spotlights depression
    I don't think I've seen the kind of shock and national mourning — and outpouring of love — for an entertainment figure that's been generated by the suicide this week of Robin Williams since Michael Jackson's death in 2009. This shouldn't...
  • Reel Critics: A 'Journey' worth taking

    "The Hundred Foot Journey" is a kissing cousin to "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." It's a very pleasant trip taken by good people with good karma in search of good food. Helen Mirren is outstanding as Madame Mallory, the meticulous proprietor of an...
  • Losing Robin Williams' Light Against The Dark

    Losing Robin Williams' Light Against The Dark
    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...
  • Searching for the next King Lear: A critic shares his casting notes

    Searching for the next King Lear: A critic shares his casting notes
    In my recent critic’s notebook on the Shakespeare in the Park production of “King Lear” with John Lithgow, I listed the illustrious actors I’ve seen take on this fearsome role in the last 10 years. Who would I like to see...
  • Williams, Hoffman, Gandolfini: Public lives, private struggles

    Williams, Hoffman, Gandolfini: Public lives, private struggles
    For those of us who follow actors and their lives, professionally or simply as  fans, this has been a pretty tragic period. In the past 14 months, we’ve lost three top-tier performers startlingly before their time -- first with the passing of...
  • 'Most Wanted Man' is most recommended

     'Most Wanted Man' is most recommended
    In these the dog days of summer, adult moviegoers are more desperate than usual for something worth their time. Which is why it is so good to have "A Most Wanted Man" to recommend. A taut, involving thriller, based on the novel by John le Carré, it's a...
  • How Robin Williams Inspired a Generation to Seize the Day

    It was "Dead Poets Society" that did it. That was the movie that pushed me over the edge from casual moviegoer to full-blown film junkie, the one that sent me back to the video store night after night looking for my next fix, desperate to discover other...