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Dustin Hoffman

Chef (2014)

After helping to revive Robert Downey Jr’s film career, as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jon Favreau has mainly been working from behind the camera as a director or executive producer, leaving him little opportunity to remind…

Tootsie (1982)

Tootsie is an effective comedy that seems very simple while walking a tightrope. The fact that it holds up today, and still feels relevant in many ways, is both a testament to how well put together it is and how difficult it has been to…

Quartet (2012)

Based on a play by Ronald Harwood (who also wrote this movie adaptation), Quartet sees Dustin Hoffman stepping in to the role of director for the first time (not counting the short time that he spent in the big chair on the 1978 movie…

Quartet (2012)

This year the Cornwall Film Festival closed with Dustin Hoffman’s enjoyable comedy drama Quartet and what a lovely way to end. The film features a plethora of British acting gems including Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and…

LFF 2012 Day 6 vodcast

Day 6 of the 56th London Film Festival saw Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut Quartet screen while The Sapphires brought some soul to Leicester Square. At BFI Southbank, Salman Rushdie spoke about his life and career...

All The President’s Men (1976)

It's not revealing too much to say that All The President's Men begins and ends with loud typewriters throwing letters onto paper. The audio mix and imagery really couldn't be more appropriate to being and end a movie all about the power of…

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

For a film that is perfectly described by its title, the first Kung Fu Panda was a perfectly fine kids’ animation, in which Jack Black did the voice of a panda that learns kung fu. Witty, beautiful animation and well-done martial arts…

Barney’s Version (2010)

Loose living I haven't read the Mordichai Richler novel, but judging from this watchable and intermittently entertaining movie, a full-dress Canadian production with an excellent cast, Barney's Version is one of those stories that makes…