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  • Trailer/Clips
    Watch the First Trailer for Thomas McCarthy’s ‘The Cobbler’ with Adam Sandler

    Back at the Toronto International Film Festival a few months ago, filmmaker Thomas McCarthy experienced his first...

  • Article
    Six Spot #7: Best Actor 1997

    Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2007 Best Director Six Spot,...

  • Trailer/Clips
    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...

  • News
    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 as presenters. One of the last times we saw Jack present at the Oscars was when he famously announced Crash as the Best Picture winner for 2005....

  • Weekend Openings
    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 awards-contending films, with the nationwide release of Zero Dark Thirty finally completing the best picture category.  Expect the box-office to reflect some of the film’s early critical...

  • Film Reviews
    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, Pauline Collins, and Michael Gambon. Quartet is a touching comedy about the lives of retired opera singers, musicians, and the like, living in a retirement home and...

  • Article
    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 worthy actors right now. However there are still many more performances to be unveiled, work that will end up in the category, work that will not, disappointing...

  • Article
    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 a few things to keep an eye for this particular category. One obviously is that a lot will have to do with which films get nominated for...

  • Article
    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 it has already begun; in fact it was happening as TIFF was playing out. You could hear the chatter in the theaters, press rooms, and hallways as...

  • General
    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 counted out of the film game and yet here he is at TIFF with several films that are going to be heard come Oscar time. Not one, not...

  • Article
    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, as home entertainment brought a whole new world to audiences and the movies. Suddenly audiences could watch the films at home, on their TV by renting a...

  • Article
    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 prepared me for the fact it might happen when they awarded him their Best Actor prize a few weeks earlier. There had been such a groundswell of...

  • Article
    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 Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, early Al Pacino and early Robert de Niro as one of the screens greatest actors?

  • Community
    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 in Los Angeles, California, of Jewish decent from Ukrainian and Romanian immigrants. Hoffman began his acting career working alongside Gene Hackman at the Pasadena Playhouse, and the...

  • Article
    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, the welcoming handshake firm and strong.  You feel that the two of you are alone in the world at that moment; he has that effect when he...

  • Award Profile
    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 (Courtesy of IMDB): Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred are in a home for retired opera singers. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s...

  • Historical Circuit
    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 ordered a military strike on suspected terrorist sites in the midst of his own notorious sex scandal, many Dustin Hoffman-headlined films take on a strange cultural topicality. ...