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A Late Quartet

Philip Seymour Hoffman (1968-2014): So Great in the Now Ironically Titled A Late Quartet

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

Philip Seymour Hoffman, dead of an apparent drug overdose, was one of my favorite actors. And in A Late Quartet -- and how ironic does that title seem now? -- he gave a great performance. It was a crowd-pleaser at film festivals.

Vanishing Rituals

David Finckel | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

There is a good deal of curiosity about the private lives of string quartets, as if they were bizarre, secret societies. I answered a small variety of questions this way I can begin to give you some idea of what it's really like.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Talks 'Hunger Games' Sequel

Katie Calautti | Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment
Katie Calautti

There is no wrangling legendary actors Christopher Walken and Philip Seymour Hoffman when they're in a room together. Like old friends, their conversation can swing wide and cover just about anything -- from the employment rate of Screen Actors Guild members to "The Hunger Games."

He Wasn't Nominated, but I'd Have Given the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor to Christopher Walken for A Late Quartet

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

Here's the thing: the more ravaged and tortured Walken looks, the more beautiful I find him. His face is the face of an artist; you can imagine the statue. And in every frame, you can see and you can love the depth of greatness -- of the character and the actor.

Popcorn Preview: A Late Quartet

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

A Parkinson's diagnosis threatens the continuation of a tight-knit quartet.

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 11.03.2012 | Entertainment

It's a new week and time for another round of reviews from the critics. And with the number of high-profile releases this week, no film or album was s...

ReThink Review: A Late Quartet -- Strings, Bows, and Arrows

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Maybe you're like me and know next to nothing about classical music, string quartets, and the men and women who perform it. But none of those things kept me from enjoying A Late Quartet, an impressive indie film.

Must-See Indie Films This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

Any film featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken, and Mark Ivanir would be worth watching just to enjoy these gifted actors at work.

Movie Review: A Late Quartet

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.02.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A Late Quartet is a grown-up drama that loses sight of its own strengths. What makes it unique seems to be the very thing it seeks to squash.

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's easy to mock the feelings it evokes, but that's a shallow reading of a much deeper film. Cloud Atlas is one of the best films I've seen this year and one of the most satisfying.

Violin Porn: 'A Late Quartet' Reveals Story Of Musicians' Messy Lives

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.12.2012 | Arts

A film about the ins and outs of a New York City quartet may sound less than enticing (the drones of deceased Baroque composers come to mind), but add...