“The Savages”: A Small Film Showcasing the Giant Talent of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Savages
Film Review: “The Savages,” directed by Tamara Jenkins, 2007

Like most film buffs, I was devastated when the news broke that Philip Seymour Hoffman died of accidental drug overdose on Feb. 2. He was 46. Described by the New York Times as “the most ambitious and the most widely admired American actor of his generation,” Hoffman was best known for “Capote” (2005), which earned him the Oscar for best actor. (more…)