THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
2013, Lionsgate, 146 min, Dir: Francis Lawrence

The act of defiance that helped bring Katniss and Peeta to victory helps inspire rebellion in the districts of Panem, prompting President Snow (Donald Sutherland) to stage another competition where the pair must face off against previous Hunger Games champions.


THE SAVAGES
2007, 20th Century Fox, 113 min, USA, Dir: Tamara Jenkins

Wendy Savage (Laura Linney) is a struggling East Village playwright who is involved with a married man. Her brother, Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman), is a college professor in Buffalo who lives an isolated academic life and can’t commit to the Polish woman with whom he has been intimately involved for years. When a phone call informs them that their father, Lenny (Philip Bosco), has developed dementia and can no longer take care of himself, Wendy and Jon put their already arrested lives on hold to butt heads over all the decisions that must be made about how to care for their father during his final days.


CAPOTE
2005, Sony Repertory, 114 min, USA, Dir: Bennett Miller

Bennett Miller’s procedural about the writing of In Cold Blood is no conventional biopic but a moving and provocative account of the creative process. In an Academy Award-winning performance, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Truman Capote as a charming but ruthlessly self-interested man for whom everything - even friendship and love - is at its core raw material for his art. Chris Cooper and Catherine Keener give rich supporting performances, and Dan Futterman’s literate script is both thrillingly entertaining and unsettlingly dark.


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