Tag Archives: Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Master (2012) Review

8.5/10 The Master follows a lost, deranged man named Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix). Psychologically damaged in the second world war, Quell returns to the US but finds it impossible to hold on to jobs. He has violent impulses and memory … Continue reading

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Scent of a Woman (1992)

8.5/10 The poster says “from the director of Bevery Hills Cop”. Well, this movie is just about the polar opposite of that one. Director Martin Brest also did Meet Joe Black and finally ended his career with the horrendous Gigli. … Continue reading

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Mary and Max (2009)

8/10 Mary Dinkle is an introverted single child, not particularly bright or pretty, and growing up in some forgotten trashy suburb in Australia. Her father works in a tea-bag factory and her mother sees sherry as an essential ingredient in … Continue reading

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Synecdoche, New York (2008)

9/10 Theatre director Caden Cotard feels like he is dying, and he wants to do something important while he is still here. He starts an immense play about life, love and death, which becomes a stand-in for his real life. … Continue reading

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