Cameron Crowe’s rock and roll dramedy may not be the most realistic tale, but it’s a keen mix of chaotic and crowd-pleasing.
Claire Denis’ hypnotic masterpiece and two rough-and-ready Jules Dassin crime pics pepper this month’s Criterion releases.
We sift through the sands of Arrakis to find the nuggets of spice in the trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s sprawling space epic Dune.
Philip Seymour Hoffman lends remarkable texture to Spike Lee’s 25th Hour, a film in mourning over New York and the fleeting nature of being.
Criterion compiles a legend’s filmography into a single set, Gamera gets a big box, & more in our rundown of August’s DVD & Blu-ray releases.
Charlie Kaufman’s minimalist meditation on mortality is as hard to get through as it is oddly rewarding.
Philip Seymour Hoffman livened up Jan de Bont’s 1996 blockbuster — and probably made Jack Black’s career possible.
One of cinema’s greatest pioneers receives a comprehensive, curatorial box set courtesy of The Criterion Collection.
Try as he might, not even Philip Seymour Hoffman can’t quite spice up George Clooney’s warmed-over political drama.
Todd Solondz’s “Happiness” is a grimly comic film that swings for the fences, and is buoyed by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s compellingly repressed figure.
Bennett Miller’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book is an overlong, overcrowded sports biopic partially redeemed by its cast.
Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You, a thrilling doc about Showgirls, prestige Stephen King adaptations and others mark July’s DVD and Blu-ray releases.
A token of the aughts and a swan song for Mike Nichols, this 2007 drama runs on more hermetically sealed Aaron Sorkin writing to okay results.
1991’s Scent of a Woman remains one of the most baffling recipients of Oscar gold, a prep-school drama lifted only by an early Philip Seymour Hoffman turn.
A puzzle of a thriller, Sidney Lumet’s final film slides its script and performances together with ease.
It’s good, but Anthony Minghella’s 1999 adaptation really comes alive when Philip Seymour Hoffman’s scumbag enters the picture.
Powerful indies and revisionist superhero series dot some of June’s most addictive home video offerings.
Playing a creator who needs adoration, Philip Seymour Hoffman revels in the idiosyncrasies of famed author Truman Capote in Bennett Miller’s biopic.