Posts Tagged ‘Philip Seymour Hoffman’
Big-budget screen adaptations should raise the stakes the further they go on. But "The Hunger Games" limps to a needlessly drawn-out finale.
Mercifully shorter than its predecessors, “Mockingjay” nonetheless has a low thrills-to-doldrums ratio, with really only one action sequence to carry momentum.
From what was an uncannily great year for movies, Nick picks his 25 favorites of 2014.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is pretty much more of the same, if you like that sort of thing.
The sequel to the YA smash hit is curiously emotionless and turgid, wallowing in exposition until the arrows start flying.
Audiences and critics didn't quite know what to make of "The Master," but it's an ambitious if flawed piece of cinematic grandiosity.
Despite a slightly odd bit of casting, this ode to dysfunction, insecurity and endless politics among performers hits all the right notes.
In our new podcast, Austin Lugar and Christopher Lloyd attempt to puzzle out the hidden meanings -- if any -- behind the grandiose but head-scratching "The Master."
Inevitability is a quality that may work when it comes to winning elections, but it turns otherwise promising political films into cinematic also-rans.
The polar opposite of populist fare, "Happiness" is a compelling look at the rotting "picket-fence American Dream."
"The Ides of March" is a well-executed retread that impresses without ever surprising us.
Not a typical sports movie, but a deep and probing film that gives us a glimpse at the high-stakes games that happen off the baseball diamond.
"Synecdoche, New York," — Charlie Kaufman's tremendous directorial debut — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.