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The sinning nun – Doubt DVD review

Doubt – Starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. Directed by John Patrick Shanley. Rated M for mature themes. 104 mins. Available on DVD. Adapting a John Patrick Shanley screenplay is tricky business. His contract demands not a single word be changed when bringing his script to the screen. So it’s […]

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This mess we’re in – Synecdoche, New York review

Synecdoche, New York – Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Catharine Keener and Michelle Williams. Directed by Charlie Kaufman. Rated MA. 124 mins. Choosing to watch Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is probably the bravest decision a film-goer can make. Seeing it is succumbing to it. I can’t imagine anyone being able to resist its […]

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Pen friends forever – Mary and Max review

Mary and Max – Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette and Barry Humphries. Directed by Adam Elliot. Rated PG. 90 mins. The universe that is inhabited by Mary and Max is breathtaking, and must have required years of painstaking attention to detail to forge. The story however, is magical, and animating talent aside, could only […]

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Ship the light fantastic – The Boat That Rocked review

The Boat That Rocked – Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost and Rhys Ifans. Directed by Richard Curtis. 129 mins. I remember the exact moment I fell in love with rock and roll. Following my grandfather’s passing, I was sent into his attic to clear out any boxes that might lay there. I […]

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Please Surrender All Your Oscars to Synecdoche, New York

source: yahoomovies.com The trailer for Charlie Kaufman‘s long-awaited directorial debut Synechdoche, New York has finally arrived. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a playwright named Caden, whose autonomic functions begin to shut down one by one. Before he dies he wants to do something great – so he decides to build a scale model […]

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