All posts tagged "Dustin Hoffman"

  • First Trailer for Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef’ Premieres

    Sometimes a smaller film comes along and exceeds all of your expectations. Such was the case for me a week or so ago when I...

  • Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman Named as Oscar Presenters

    Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman – two acting legends with five Oscars between them – are the latest names to be added to the Oscar ceremony...

  • Weekend Openings: 1/11/2013

    With the New Year’s hangover slowly wearing off and few new stimulants entering circulation, there’s now ample time to catch up on the overload of...

  • Quartet (***)

    AFI Festival: Shifting from acting shoes to directing shoes, Dustin Hoffman makes his directing debut with Quartet (2012), starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly,...

  • Lead Actor Overstuffed

    This year’s race for the Academy Award for Best Actor will have no shortage of worthy nominees; in fact I daresay they could nominate five...

  • Sizing Up: Best Director

    Sizing Up Series continues with an in-depth look at the Director candidates for this year’s Oscar ceremony.  As was the case last year, there are...

  • TIFF and the Aftermath

    So what now? With screenings finished, TIFF closed, and New York’s Film Festival looming, how will TIFF impact the Oscar race? Believe it or not...

  • TIFF: Quartet (****)

    Love him or hate him, you have got to give the man credit. How many times has Harvey Weinstein been down, how many times has he been...

  • Best of the Decades: 1980s

    The great and the good films of the eighties were often box office failures, re-discovered within a few years by audiences and critics on video,...

  • Oscar Shocks: Best Actor

    Yes I was horrified when Roberto Benigni won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Life is Beautiful (1998), but the Screen Actors Guild had...

  • Why is Nobody Talking About Sean Penn?

    Is there any question left that Sean Penn is the finest actor of his generation? Can there be any further doubt that Penn stands alongside...

  • Circuit 3: Dustin Hoffman

    Dustin Lee Hoffman is one of the finest actors of all time and is a living legend of cinema. He was born on August 8th, 1937...

  • Tom Cruise — Ten Best Performances

    When Tom Cruise sits down to speak with you he gives you his full attention, his eyes locked with yours, his smile easy and often,...

  • Awards Profile: Quartet

    Directed by: Dustin Hoffman Written by: Ronald Harwood (Play & Screenplay) Cast: Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Sheridan Smith Synopsis...

  • Historical Circuit: Outbreak (**)

    From Kramer vs. Kramer conquering the Oscars at the peak of second-wave feminism to Wag the Dog hitting theaters at around the time then-President Clinton...