Watched “Owning Mahowny” last night. I believe that Phillip Seymour Hoffman is his generation’s finest actor. The movie was slightly above-par, but his performance is astounding. Ebert’s review is a little too glowing, but worth the read.

The film is based on a fascinating true event. A Canadian bank manager with a slight gambling problem embezzled $10 million and blew it in an Atlantic City casino. It’s kind of like watching a slow train wreck.

Here’s the wikipedia entry. It’s informative but a little short.