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God's Pocket

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 9, 2014 9:44 PM
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  • 2 Comments
This is the kind of film I usually root for: a collage of vignettes about offbeat, colorful characters, played by an A-list cast including the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Turning Point

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 3, 2014 4:09 PM
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  • 12 Comments
I’ve been reading the transcript of an interview I did with Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2006, right after he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "Capote," and there are some passages I want to share with you today.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 22, 2013 5:59 PM
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  • 6 Comments
This follow-up to the 2012 hit based on Suzanne Collins’ novel, represents commendable storytelling that ought to please the book’s many fans.

A Late Quartet

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 2, 2012 12:56 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Philip Seymour Hoffman is considered a leading contender for an Oscar nomination this year for his performance in' The Master'. But he’s also appearing in a modest film that shows him and costars Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, and Mark Ivanir at their best:' A Late Quartet'.

The Master—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 14, 2012 1:05 AM
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  • 6 Comments
'The Master' flirts with greatness and has much to admire, including exceptional performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Their work is reason enough to recommend the film, yet at the screening I attended the audience was strangely silent at the end.

The Ides Of March—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 7, 2011 12:36 PM
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  • 21 Comments

Moneyball—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 23, 2011 4:30 AM
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  • 5 Comments

Movies: The Cure For What Ails You

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 23, 2009 4:56 AM
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  • 0 Comments
I’ve been in the grip of a bad cold for almost two weeks; I somehow manage to get my most important work done and then I go to sleep every day. By Wednesday afternoon I was so frustrated—tired but restless at the same time—I decided I couldn’t stare at the wall (or my computer) any longer. So I did what I’ve always done when I’m at odds or feeling low: I went to the movies. I’d missed screenings of Pirate Radio and it looked interesting, so that’s what...

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