Dustin Hoffman

The Program Review

The Program is the first attempt to fictionalize the events surrounding Lance Armstrong's downfall, but will it be the definitive one?

The Graduate Criterion Blu-ray Review

The Graduate is on Criterion for the first time since the days of laserdisc. The new Blu-ray ports over some old extras while adding some stellar new ones, you're going to want to make room on your shelf for this one.

Dustin Hoffman Interview

Dustin Hoffman talks to us about what he looks for in a director, who he'd still like to work with, his new film Boychoir and what burger place he took the cast and crew out to while shooting.

The Cobbler Review

The Cobbler is one of the stranger films to come out of Hollywood in recent history, it's a bit of train wreck that's hard not to stare at even if you know you shouldn't.

TIFF 2014: The Cobbler Review

The Cobbler Special Presentations I only have 300 words or less to explain The Cobbler, but I doubt I could adequately convey anything about it in less than 30,000 words. How else would one describe one of the most original and bafflingly crazy misfires you’ve ever seen? Like Ishtar, it’s a film that will someday […]

TIFF 2014: Boychoir Review

Boychoir Gala An unabashed crowd pleaser that recalls the troubled youth movies of the 1950s more than it does standardized performing arts showcases, François Girard’s first film in ages goes for the heartstrings while eschewing most troubling genre clichés. Following the loss of his mother in a drunk driving accident and a father (Josh Charles) […]

This Week at The Bloor: 7/11/14

There's only one new film at The Bloor this week - the okay, but very niche look at tailoring Men of the Cloth - but there's still a ton of great events going on at the cinema over the next seven days.

Chef Review

After spending some time away from the indie film scene making some high profile Hollywood blockbusters (and some admitted box office duds, none of which were really his fault), actor and director Jon Favreau has come back with a gleefully reinvigorated mojo in the form of Chef, a winning, inspirational, and pitch perfect comedy that feels personal and universal at the same time.

Interview: John Mitchell

Back in 1987 the Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman comedy Ishtar became one of the most infamous box office disasters and critically reviled films of all time. But what if the movie itself was ahead of its time and not actually that bad? Filmmaker John Mitchell aims to answer that question with his documentary Waiting for Ishtar, which has recently started an IndieGoGo campaign to help with post-production. We chat with the filmmaker about the history of one of the most misunderstood moves of all time.

Quartet Review

Already somewhat underrated, Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut Quartet will appeal beyond the older crowd it's aimed at and giving plenty of laughs and great performances to people who couldn't care less about old people and the opera in the slightest.

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 7

A new week begins and we're still covering the films of TIFF 2012! Today: Cloud Atlas, Quartet, The Impossible, Spring Breakers, Everyday, Writers, In the House, and iLL Manors