David Denby on grief and anger over the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman: http://nyr.kr/1exVuAF
“Most of the young men developed over the past twenty years—or, properly, created by the marketplace—have been buffoons, including Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, and now Seth Rogen. And many more. When we lose a dramatic actor like Heath Ledger, he’s not likely to be replaced. And the same is true for a man in his forties like Hoffman. His death leaves an enormous hole that big-studio Hollywood has no commercial reason to fill. It will take the independent cinema years to find his equal.”
Photograph by Thomas Schlijper/Hollandse Hoogte/Redux.