INDIEWATCH: ‘Mary And Max’ A Heavy-hitting Claymation Delight

In “Mary and Max,” Mary is an Australian outcast with “eyes the color of muddy puddles” and a brown birthmark on her forehead. Her only connections to the world are her pet rooster, her taxidermist father and her klepto mom — who “tests” the cooking Sherry on the daily. She’s bullied at school, and her…
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INDIEWATCH: Philip Seymour Hoffman Shines In ‘A Late Quartet’

News of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death Sunday struck me pretty hard, so, to cope, I opted to watch one of his films that I hadn’t seen — and it was like pouring salt on an open wound. Hoffman stars in “A Late Quartet,” which examines the group dynamics of four career musicians, when Peter (Christopher…
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