Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson’s War

I have long had a literary crush on Anthony Lane. Today, my crush is renewed, because he talks about Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson’s War. Charlie Wilson’s War features some great acting from Tom Hanks, but it’s not worth watching it again, except for the scenes with Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Lane writes,

I sometimes watch “Rear Window” just for the kick of seeing Thelma Ritter (and that’s in a movie that already boasts Grace Kelly and Jimmy Stewart, for heaven’s sake), and, with the same hunger, I often watch “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007) for the scenes with Philip Seymour Hoffman.

One thought on “Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson’s War

  1. I made a PSH joke in class today. We were talking about drug laws and a student asked, “Is the War on Drugs working?” I said, “Ask Philip Seymour Hoffman.” They booed and told me it was “too soon.” Wimps.

    I liked PSH in Catching Fire, but I realize now that he had the same look as Cory Monteith always had–that blissed-out heroin look.

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