1. David Edelstein reviews God’s Pocket, directed by John Slattery (of Mad Men). It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last roles:

"Philip Seymour Hoffman is heartbreakingly great. He’s very heavy and looks awful; we know with hindsight what he was going through in the last months of his life. But as an actor he’s all there. His Mickey is morose, out of his element, often stewed. But Hoffman is alert and transparent.  Mickey is groping toward some kind of meaning he can’t see, and I suspect that Hoffman was, too."
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    David Edelstein reviews God’s Pocket, directed by John Slattery (of Mad Men). It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last roles:

    "Philip Seymour Hoffman is heartbreakingly great. He’s very heavy and looks awful; we know with hindsight what he was going through in the last months of his life. But as an actor he’s all there. His Mickey is morose, out of his element, often stewed. But Hoffman is alert and transparent.  Mickey is groping toward some kind of meaning he can’t see, and I suspect that Hoffman was, too."

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  1. David Edelstein reviews The Grand Budapest Hotel—the latest from Wes Anderson: 

Composition and color isn’t incidental—it’s the whole deal. The mountainside Grand Budapest is a miniature—a dollhouse—reached by model train. Inside, it expands. It’s immense. The choreography of staff and guests is busy and militaristic in its precision. The colors are intense: pink walls, crimson carpets, staff waistcoats of electric magenta. Anderson can make you dream of a design for living on a higher, more beautiful plane. 


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    David Edelstein reviews The Grand Budapest Hotel—the latest from Wes Anderson:

    Composition and color isn’t incidental—it’s the whole deal. The mountainside Grand Budapest is a miniature—a dollhouse—reached by model train. Inside, it expands. It’s immense. The choreography of staff and guests is busy and militaristic in its precision. The colors are intense: pink walls, crimson carpets, staff waistcoats of electric magenta. Anderson can make you dream of a design for living on a higher, more beautiful plane.

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  1. Fresh Air film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Her,’ calling it, “The best film of the year by a so-wide margin.” Her is the story of a man named Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his operating system, Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson).

Phoenix wears glasses and a thick mustache, but behind his Groucho mask he’s wide open. He’s the kind of actor who works to get himself into a state where he loses his emotional bearings, which sometimes means he doesn’t connect with other actors. But in Her, he’s meant to be all by himself, responding to Samantha’s voice, and the performance is like a free-form solipsistic dance. It’s not pure solipsism, because Samantha exists. But you might be watching a 4-year-old talking to an imaginary friend; it’s that inward.
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    Fresh Air film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Her,’ calling it, “The best film of the year by a so-wide margin.” Her is the story of a man named Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his operating system, Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson).

    Phoenix wears glasses and a thick mustache, but behind his Groucho mask he’s wide open. He’s the kind of actor who works to get himself into a state where he loses his emotional bearings, which sometimes means he doesn’t connect with other actors. But in Her, he’s meant to be all by himself, responding to Samantha’s voice, and the performance is like a free-form solipsistic dance. It’s not pure solipsism, because Samantha exists. But you might be watching a 4-year-old talking to an imaginary friend; it’s that inward.

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  1. Watch the trailer for Don Jon, a film by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and starring Scarlett Johansson.

    David Edelstein reviews the movie today on Fresh Air, calling it “wide-eyed and open-hearted.”

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  1. Edelstein: “The canvas is epic, the themes are profound, the execution is … clunky.”

(via Movie Review - ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ - As Class Warfare Brews, A ‘Dark Knight Rises’ : NPR) View in High-Res

    Edelstein: “The canvas is epic, the themes are profound, the execution is … clunky.”

    (via Movie Review - ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ - As Class Warfare Brews, A ‘Dark Knight Rises’ : NPR)

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