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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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    Venice Review: 'The Master' Is Paul Thomas Anderson's Most Complex And Distinctive Film To Date

    No movie has been more keenly anticipated by cinephiles in 2012 than Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master.” The filmmaker has been one of cinema’s most exciting new voices for a decade and a half now, but reached a new level of adulation with his last picture, ”There Will Be Blood,” which won awards a...

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    15 New Photos From 'The Master,' Philip Seymour Hoffman Still Insists It's Not About Scientology

    Another new deluge of photos from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" has arrived. Directed by Anderson and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, the picture is one of the most anticipated films left in the year. Said to be a riff on L. Ron Hubbard and the nascent beginning...

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    Paul Thomas Anderson Secretly Premieres 'The Master' In Santa Monica; First Reactions Are Largely Wildly Positive

    You have to hand it to Paul Thomas Anderson. Five years ago, the director unveiled his last film, "There Will Be Blood," as a surprise at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, skipping the established festival circuit entirely for a film that turned out to be the best received of 2007. It seemed, briefly...

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    Watch: Astonishing First Full Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

    Does the overt happiness from the first two teaser trailers make you feel shame? Do the films of Paul Thomas Anderson make you unduly excited? Do you enjoy the performances of Joaquin Phoenix beyond all reasonable health? Does Philip Seymour Hoffman make your pupils dilate? Do you get o...

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