Dustin Hoffman

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  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 16th October 2017

    Time was, you could get a bit of a reaction by saying Adam Sandler was a good actor. You'd be the toast of the cognoscenti, lauded for your brave and rare insight, or at the very least one of those professional contrarians who make film Twitter such a rich and challenging environment. These days the evidence is there and the idea's not controversial: everyone knows he can do it when he can be bothered changing out of his tracksuit. Maybe it's time to think of him a bit differently.

  • The mystery of the Luck horse-killer

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 14th March 2012

    Horses have been dropping like dead horses over on the set of Luck, leading HBO to cancel the show. With three dead, we ask: who is Luck's on-set horse-killer and when will he strike again?

  • Luck - season one, episode 1

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 18th February 2012

    The world's gone horse-mental, people. First Spielberg, now Dustin Hoffman. That script gathering dust in your bottom drawer? Stick a horse in it and get it sent out. For we live in a world where the horse is king. It's the rise of the planet of the horses.

  • Dustin should be so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 14th December 2011

    Dustin Hoffman's doing telly. The final proof that TV is just as good as films. Either that, or it'll be a bit like watching Daniel Day-Lewis in a nativity play.

  • Films on TV round-up: gold heists, sleepless nights and big fights

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 3rd July 2011

    It's Sunday and I've got a hangover. Don't suppose The Hangover's on this week, is it? No? Right, that's that angle fucked, then.

  • Barney's Version

    Movie Review | Rob | 29th January 2011

    "The kind of typically Jewish story that I wouldn't bother reading," said one critic when leaving the screening. I happen to disagree. Yes, Barney's Version is pretty heavy on the Jew thing - there are plenty of mazel tovs, kippahs and Jewfros - and yes, it is based on a book probably few of us knew existed. But don't let one critic's comment put you off, listen to mine instead. This is a clever, sharply-written, well-acted comedy drama with Paul Giamatti at his absolute career best. Pfft, what do critics know anyway?

  • Little Fockers

    Movie Review | Rob | 26th December 2010

    Don't be fooled, the Focker sprogs appear merely as an excuse to make the title sound rude and to fuel a few recycled gags. Little Fockers is otherwise business as usual: good ol' family feudin' whilst Bob De Niro piles another layer of dirt onto the coffin that is his dying career. And for giggles, he drags Harvey Keitel down with him. Martin Scorsese must be very disappointed.

  • Kung Fu Panda

    Movie Review | Rob | 6th July 2008

    Dreamworks have always played second fiddle to the almighty Pixar, churning out mostly second-rate films when compared to the Nemos and Ratatouilles of the world. Kung Fu Panda, though, may just make Andrew Stanton and friends worry that they have some serious competition. It goes without saying that the visuals are astounding -...