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The Epic Intimacy of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia (1999)

Following the critical and financial success of his second film Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema told 29 year old Paul Thomas Anderson that he could make whatever movie he wanted. That movie became Magnolia – a 3 hour+ epic which dissects the way … Continue reading

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Claudia Smiles – Magnolia (1999)

Steven Spielberg once named the final shot of the Star Child in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey as the most uplifting and hopeful image in cinema history. I don’t know what my pick for that title would be but … Continue reading

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Wise Up – Magnolia (1999)

My love of Magnolia knows no bounds. Paul Thomas Anderson’s sprawling epic about a handful of San Fernando Valley residents searching for love and redemption is one of the most audacious and beautiful American movies ever made. It’s also one … Continue reading

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