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“Addiction is a mental illness around which there is a great deal of confusion,” writes the British comedian Russell Brand in an analysis of the drug-induced death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is yet another victim of the war on drugs. Prohibition is not working. It is time to try something new.
The Oscar-winning portrayer of “slovenly and slightly dissipated figures was found dead Sunday in his apartment with what law enforcement officials said was a syringe in his arm.”
Detail from "The Master" poster via IMDb
The critics simply have too much invested in the still young director to acknowledge that “The Master” has to rank somewhere between a disappointment and a disaster.
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