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    Critic's Notebook: How Philip Seymour Hoffman Rescued American Movies

    Nobody could mess with a Philip Seymour Hoffman performance.

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    Reactions to Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death From Friends and Colleagues In the Indie Film World

    As news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing circulated on Sunday afternoon, Indiewire reached out to members of the independent film community who knew and worked with the actor throughout his career. Here are the responses we've received, updated as more come in.

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    The Best & The Worst Of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    Now officially the all-time November opening record holder, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was always a fairly sure thing in terms of box office. But what's more impressive is the advance word on the film (our own included), and the buzz around it, which has been so positive, with it being touted...

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    Film Society of Lincoln Center Selects Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and More for Filmmaker in Residence Advisory Board

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre has announced the members selected for the Advisory Board for the new Filmmaker in Residence initiative. The new Advisory Board members include: Henry Bean, Brady Corbet, Charles Finch, Naomi Foner, Larry Gross, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Danny Hu...

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman To Star In John Slattery's Directorial Debut, Cate Blanchett Teams With David Mamet For 'Blackbird'

    Incoming casting news, fresh from the French Riviera: first off, Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed on for a new film, so we can all get our regular dose of rumpled magnificence. “God's Pocket” will be directed by John Slattery, who you know as “Mad Men”'s silver fox Roger Sterling but who is making ...

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    The Early Gems: Notable Performances From 2013's Best Supporting Actor Oscar Nominees

    After a long, punishing Oscar season that started about 50 weeks ago (although we suppose it only really kicked in in August or September), we're now about a week-and-a-half out from the 2013 ceremony. And for all our grumbling, it's always a key fixture in the cinephile calendar, and as such, we're...

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    Paul Thomas Anderson, American Cinematheque's Young Master, on Acting, Film vs. Digital, 'Die Hard' & More

    Paul Thomas Anderson - the American Cinematheque's Young Master who is enjoying a retrospective at their Aero Theater on November 10, 11 and 13 -- recently spoke with MovieHole about his "Boogie Nights" characters, the film vs. digital divide, writing "The Master," working with actors and "glazing ...

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    Oscars: Can Anyone Beat Philip Seymour Hoffman To Best Supporting Actor?

    Last week in our category spotlight, we took a look at the relatively thin Supporting Actress field, so it feels only natural to head over to the Supporting Actor boys this time around. And of all the acting categories, it might be the most interesting: it's not as locked-up as the leading men (whic...

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman To Direct Period Ghost Tale 'Ezekiel Moss'

    When he's not being awesome in films -- his current role in "The Master" being perhaps his finest performance yet, Philip Seymour Hoffman spends much of his time directing in the theater. A member of the LAByrinth Theater Company, he's been working on the stage for decades, with memorable work inclu...

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

    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...

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