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Dustin Hoffman

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Movie Review: Chef Is Sweet but Not Super-Meaty

    Throughout the screening, my friend, a chef, kept elbowing me in the ribs. It happened any time a chef or a cook in the film presented food to someone who proceeded to tell said chef or cook how wonderful the food was. Then, the chef would seem surprised and self-deprecating. "Is it really good?" ... More >>

  • Film

    May 8, 2014

    With Chef, Jon Favreau Whips Up Indie Comfort Food

    Iron Man director gets back to his indie roots.

  • Film

    May 1, 2014

    With Chef, Jon Favreau Whips Up Indie Comfort Food

    Iron Man director gets back to his indie roots.

  • Film

    February 7, 2013

    Stand Up Guys

    A blow to Al Pacino's Legacy

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Movies You Should Watch: Five Oscar Losers That Were Also Worth the Win

    The movies that win the Oscar for Best Picture aren't the only ones that deserve your attention. Here are five films that were nominated, but lost, that we think are worth a screening.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Luck: "You Don't Know Your Own Depth"

    When word came out that David Milch was working on another series for HBO, the inevitable question arose: Would we be getting the David Milch that created the densely lyrical, critically acclaimed Deadwood? Or the David Milch responsible for the incoherent John from Cincinnati? As it turns out, Luck ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2011
  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    The Gang's All Here

    But the Focker franchise has seen better days.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    The Social Network, Now Starring Lady Gaga, Drake, ZZ Top...

    ​The Social Network was finally toppled at the box office this past weekend by the new Jackass 3-D, but that doesn't mean Rocks Off is done with the story chronicling the beginnings of Facebook and the rise of founder Mark Zuckerberg. You remember our film-score blog, right? When it was rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    The Week In TV: Louis C.K. vs. Mississippi

    The same face we made when trying to comprehend why people would voluntarily live in Mississippi.​The weather's terrible, I'm living off DVR'd episodes of Community, and it's possible this is all just a dream. This was the week in TV Land: • AT&T reached a deal with Rainbow Media last week ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 17, 2009

    The Graduate

    "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    Fresh Fruit

    Mango's attempts to resurrect Westheimer's bohemian past.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    For April 15: Five Movies About Taxes

    April 15 each year brings with it the journalistic challenge of covering yet another "last-rush filers" story, or some clever way to say that it's the deadline for getting your return in. (We still wonder if anyone's ever been prosecuted because their return had an April 16 postmark.)The subject of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Eminem's Comeback: Yay or Nay?

    So Eminem is back. Eminem. A man who is a paradox wrapped inside an enigma and served with two joints and a beer. The man has totally homophobic and misogynistic lyrics, yet he has performed with Elton John and is, by all accounts, a loving single dad to his little girl. He seems dumb as dirt in som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    For Good Friday: The Five Best Torture Scenes

    Today is Good Friday, so named because it's the day they finally offed that pompous windbag from Nazareth who would just not shut up about all his "Love your brother" crap. Have you met any of my brothers?Of course, the powers-that-be decided they wouldn't just kill Jesus, they had to torture him a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Why Robert Downey, Jr. Will Not Win for Best Supporting Actor

    I finally saw Tropic Thunder this past weekend on DVD, and my God, it was hilarious. Fantastic, funny, full of Hollywood-stabbing humor, and Tom Cruise completely won back all of my respect with his part as Les Grossman. SO, that said. Robert Downey, Jr. needs to win for Best Supporting Actor thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Alls I’m Sayin’ is Juno Better Win Best Picture

    Dude, do you think the quirky, true-to-life, whip smart Juno will win the Academy Award for Best Picture? Alls I’m sayin’ is, it better. The problem is, I don’t think it will. Why? Because it isn’t the kind of film the Academy likes to reward with a Best Picture. Why? Because it isn’t abou ... More >>

  • Film

    January 10, 2008

    Grace Is Gone

    A Marine mom dies in Iraq

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Six Degrees of Charlie Wilson’s War

    I’m sure that many of you are familiar the theory of Six Degrees of Separation – or at least the Hollywood version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. In short, the theory posits that everyone person in the world is no more than six steps from each person on the planet. (In the Hollywood version, ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2007

    Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

    Mr. Magorium is far less fantastical than its title

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Still a P.I.M.P.

    My Man-Crush on 50 Cent

  • Home Entertainment

    September 13, 2007
  • Film

    January 4, 2007

    Scents and Sensibility

    Filming what was long deemed unfilmable, Tom Tykwer attempts to turn smell into cinema

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Anchor man?

    Playing against type, Will Ferrell can't quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy.

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    Free Kicks

    Once in a Lifetime remembers when soccer players lived like rock stars

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    The Flunk-Out

    Rumor Has It... this Graduate tribute deserves no honors

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005
  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    Horse Senseless

    Racing Stripes is strictly for kids. More precisely, it's not for them either.

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Second Run

    Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Focking Wonderful

    Streisand and Hoffman save a family -- and a movie, too

  • Film

    November 18, 2004

    Peter Panache

    J.M. Barrie gets a Hollywood makeover in Finding Neverland

  • Film

    October 14, 2004

    Say Wha? Say Why?

    Searching for the meaning of life in a movie that barely exists

  • Film

    August 26, 2004

    Jet-Propelled

    Zhang Yimou makes a soaring, mythic Hero out of Jet Li

  • Culture

    October 2, 2003

    Robbing Mrs. Robinson

    The Graduate fails in Jerry Hall’s hands

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003
  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

  • Film

    April 24, 2003

    Vig's Eleven

    Edward Burns rounds up the all-stars for a Confidence game

  • Film

    April 3, 2003

    The Kids Aren't Alright

    Fledgling director Jonas Akerlund spins the next hip dope flick

  • Film

    October 3, 2002

    That '70s Movie

    Moonlight Mile wastes its setting and its star

  • Film

    November 11, 1999

    Burn The Messenger

    A little Conscience converts Joan of Arc to near comedy

  • Film

    February 19, 1998

    All Wet

    In the latest Crichton-based thriller, there's nothing to fear but Sphere itself

  • Calendar

    January 8, 1998
  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    The Albanian Candidate

    Wag the Dog bares its teeth at the White House

  • Film

    November 6, 1997

    Film at 11

    Mad City hammers the idiocy of TV news

  • Film

    September 4, 1997

    Back to School

    Once again, here's to you, Mrs. Robinson

  • Film

    August 28, 1997
  • Film

    October 24, 1996

    Revenge Is... Adequate

    Sleepers aims for the gut -- and misses

  • Film

    August 29, 1996

    Darkness

    A blackout scratches civilization's thin veneer

  • Film

    May 9, 1996

    Robinson Redux

    The Pallbearer follows in The Graduate's footsteps

  • Film

    March 16, 1995
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