“You can’t take this life straight can you?” This time around (my fifth? sixth?) I really latched onto the movie as a rumination on performance and specifically its contrasting of acting styles. Phoenix represents the angry, visceral, tormented style birthed in … Continue reading
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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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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Tagged 1999, Jason Robards, Jeremy Blackman, John C. Reily, Julianne Moore, Magnolia, Melora Walters, Paul Thomas Anderson, pause, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tom Cruise, William H. Macy