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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Flight' & 'Wreck-It Ralph' Touch Down In Theaters

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • November 2, 2012 3:01 PM
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This weekend belongs to the acting community, as many of the new films feature a big name star (or six). Alright, thespians – you headline those films! And there’s no shortage of variety in tone or style: Denzel is serious, Alicia makes you giggle, Philip scowls, and Russell dextrously throws knives. Let us know in the comments who you decide to spend your time with at the Cineplex!

Review: 'A Late Quartet' Is A Soap Opera Symphony That Hits All The Wrong Notes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 3:59 PM
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Certainly, if a film pulls together a cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffmam, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener, there's going to be something worth enjoying. And indeed, the trio give top shelf performances as we've always come to expect from them in "A Late Quartet." But it's just too bad that they're in service of Yaron Zilberman's film, which takes the unique focus of a string quartet in Manhattan and puts it in the middle of a standard and unsatisfying soap opera that spins off into one subplot too many.

Exclusive: Listen To The Soundtrack For 'A Late Quartet' Featuring The Score By Angelo Badalamenti

  • By Cory Everett
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  • October 31, 2012 12:37 PM
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For this writer, one of the underappreciated gems at this year's TIFF was undoubtedly Yaron Zilberman's feature debut "A Late Quartet." The finely tuned drama focuses on a world reknowned string quartet (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken and Mark Ivanir) about to enter their 25th season together. When their cellist (Walken) is struck with an illness that forces him to resign from the group, the delicate dynamic between the other members is thrown out of sync. As the remaining trio search for a potential replacement, trusts are betrayed, relationships damaged and marriages broken.

TIFF Review: 'A Late Quartet' Is A Soap Opera Symphony That Hits All The Wrong Notes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 11, 2012 6:28 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Certainly, if a film pulls together a cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffmam, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener, there's going to be something worth enjoying. And indeed, the trio give top shelf performances as we've always come to expect from them in "A Late Quartet." But it's just too bad that they're in service of Yaron Zilberman's film, which takes the unique focus of a string quartet in Manhattan, and puts it in the middle of a standard and unsatisfying soap opera, that spins off into one subplot too many.

Watch: First Trailer For 'A Late Quartet' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 10, 2012 1:00 PM
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The world of classical music isn't one that's explored often in the movies, but when it is, it can often prove prime awards territory -- think of "Amadeus" or "Shine," which each featured composers and musicians, and which each picked up Oscars (or in the case of the former, several) for their trouble. And that certainly seems to be the hope of Yaron Zilberman's drama "A Late Quartet," which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival tonight.

Watch: Clips From TIFF Entries 'A Late Quartet,' 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower,' 'Arthur Newman' And 'Jackie'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 7, 2012 6:57 PM
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With the Toronto International Film Festival in full swing up north, clips are being dropped left and right for a bunch of films that are playing there. Just today we got brand new clips from highly anticipated literary adaptation "The Perks of Being a Wallflower;" drama "A Late Quartet" with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener; and the bizarre-sounding Colin Firth/Emily Blunt comedy/drama "Arthur Newman." Additionally, a trailer has debuted for family drama "Jackie," starring Carice van Houten ("Game of Thrones") and Holly Hunter. Read on and feel like you're in Toronto, listening to the funny accents and getting shoved around in line!

'West Of Memphis' & 'A Late Quartet' Get Award Season Dates; Minions Movie Slated For 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2012 2:54 PM
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A couple of festival movies prepare for the awards season gauntlet while a prospective blockbuster gets a holiday date in this release calendar update....

TIFF Scores: Danny Elfman Takes 'Silver Linings Playbook'; Bright Eyes Players Score 'Writers'; DeVotchKa Tunes Up 'Maisie' & 'Arthur Newman' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 3:39 PM
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While your eyes will be dazzled next month with the staggering number of great movies unspooling at TIFF, you may want to keep your ears at attention too, because there are some rather interesting names popping up as composers and contributors of music to a variety of films.

New Images From Cate Shortland's 'Lore' & 'A Late Quartet' With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 4:34 PM
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If you can't make it to TIFF, there is no shortage of images to at least make it feel like you're there. And they continue to roll out as the festival finalizes its slate. And let's continue to dip into it...

Philip Seymour Hoffman & Christopher Walken Play Classical Music In Pics From 'A Late Quartet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2012 11:37 AM
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So, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener and Mark Ivanir as a string quartet? Sure, we'll make the leap, particularly when it involves some of our favorite actors.

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