These days, however, Swanberg’s micro-movies aren’t quite so micro or non-professional.

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One of Denzel Washington’s great tricks is the sudden, disconcerting mid-sentence shift of mood. We’re nattering about his early years on the stage wh(...)

John Turturro is from New York. You don’t need me to tell you that. He has that hurry in his voice and that restlessness in his posture. Subway fumes (...)

A memorial for movie actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is displayed in front of his apartment building in New York on Monay. Photograph: Reuters

The New York medical examiner was due to carry out an autopsy yesterday to determine the cause of death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found(...)

The New York City Medical Examiners van backs up to the Pickwick House where the body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was discovered in his West Village ApartmentPhotograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Hollywood stars have paid tribute to Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his apartment with what officials said was a ne(...)

Carlos Andrés Gómez: ‘Working with Axis, I see these young men come into bloom.’ Photograph: Vallery Jean/Getty Images

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