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The Outsiders (1983)

Like a lot of Coppola B-sides, The Outsiders is a lot better than its non-reputation would suggest. Beyond the novelty factor of seeing an ensemble of future-superstars look all young and baby-faced (Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, … Continue reading

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Jerry Maguire (1996)

I love this movie. I don’t care. Cameron Crowe’s ultimate deconstruction of the rom-com. Beginning where most movies would end (character has a moral epiphany), Jerry Maguire instead punishes its title character for even daring to step outside of the box … Continue reading

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Born on the Fourth of July (1988)

Something came over me and I had the urge to make my way through the Oliver Stone movies I’ve never seen. Born on the Fourth of July is the biggie. It was nominated for a ton of Oscars and won a few … Continue reading

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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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Club Fever – Collateral (2004)

Michael Mann’s 2004 movie Collateral is a fantastic little thriller and one I find myself returning to time and time again. I love the set-up and the two lead performances by Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise as well as Mann’s … 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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