actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

November 21, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" is powerful, dramatic, and full of strong acting. Jennifer Lawrence does an excellent job as the main character, Katniss Everdeen, whose pain in fighting against the Capitol government and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is clearly demonstrated. Katniss [...]

The Ides of March

October 7, 2011
This star-driven movie features an interesting story line about Governor Mike Morris (George Clooney) who is a strong candidate for the next President of the U.S. In his corner are Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling), his press secretary, as well as Philip Seymour Hoffman who plays his campaign manager. [...]

Pirate Radio

November 13, 2009
This is definitely a film about heathenism. It is pretty much sex, drugs (mainly alcohol and smoking with the mention of other drugs), and rock and roll. From what I understand, much of this music could not even be played on the British radio stations during this historical time frame. But the [...]

Charlie Wilsons War

December 21, 2007
"Charlie Wilson's War" captures the essence of what is good about American foreign policy and what is bad about our policies, both generally and specifically with the Afghan War. This film, based on a true story, is very well written and has a tremendous cast. It gives us an inside look at what [...]

Capote

November 11, 2005
The movie, "Capote" chronicles the four years that Truman Capote took to research and write the book that made him famous, "In Cold Blood." He befriended Perry Edward Smith, one of two convicted murderers of a family of four in a farm house in rural Kansas. He did this so he could gain Smith's [...]

Along Came Polly

January 16, 2004
In "Along Came Polly," two extramarital sexual relationships are presented. The first relationship, between Reuben’s wife and another man, is treated negatively as an outrageous violation of the recent marriage covenant. The second relationship, between Reuben and Polly, is treated positively. [...]

25th Hour

January 10, 2003
While the film plays tribute to those who lost their lives in the September 11 disaster, "25th Hour" is full of less redeeming qualities: constant barrages of strong language, some violence and a main character with a disrespectful attitude toward many races, professions and [...]

Almost Famous

September 15, 2000
About every hundred movies or so, I get to see an “oh, yeah” movie. You know, one of those character-driven films that entertains not with car chases or flatulence jokes, but with sparkling dialogue and mesmerizing performances. A film that contains a life-lesson reminding us that true [...]