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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.

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.

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.