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10.18.2014 | 70 hours ago | Posted at 10:17 AM

A Most Wanted Man

By David Luhrssen
Furtive encounters on the wet, neon-streaked streets of Hamburg provide the backdrop for the final starring role by Philip Seymour Hoffman, a story of terrorism, espionage and distrust, A Most Wanted Man. He was among the great actors of his generation, and while he played many parts, he was especially at home when suffering no fools. In A Most Wanted Man, Hoffman lives insid...
07.03.2010 | | Posted at 08:31 AM

More Claymation from Harvie Krumpet


By David Luhrssen
Picking a random name and address from a New York phone directory, an eight-year old Australian girl writes a letter to a stranger that leads to a lifelong if sometimes thorny friendship with a 44-year old Manhattan man. And no, they never exchange nude photos! Mary and Max, the imaginatively conceived and executed claymation feature from the minds behind the Oscar-winning short Harvie Krumpet...
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

Comedy pits Philip Seymour Hoffman against British Broadcasting Corporation

At first, rock ’n’ roll didn’t fit the BBC’s mission of providing fair news reporting, cultural uplift and light entertainment. British rock fans strained to hear the new music through the static of American Forces Radio in Germany and other continental European stations. Finally, in sync with the Beatles and the mid-’60s rock explosion, enterprising businessmen set up radio stations...
04.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
In the comfortable claustrophobia of the Bronx, 1964, the setting and time of Doubt, no one spoke of pedophile priests, even if the Roman Catholic Church may already have been riddled with them. Directed by John Patrick Shanley from his own play, one of the most provocative recent productions on a Broadway overrun with tourists, Doubt is true to its title. Neither an exercise in moral certainty ...

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