Articles tagged paul thomas anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson Douses Film Noir With Bong Smoke in ‘Inherent Vice’

Throughout cinema history, there have been countless films made about detectives and stoners, but nothing has ever been quite like Inherent Vice.

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100 Essential Directors - Paul Thomas Anderson

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 1: Chantal Akerman - Bernardo Bertolucci

Neurotic New Yorkers, Queer Mavericks, Swedish close-ups and the art of putting a microphone on every person on set are but a few of the themes explored in PopMatters' first group of ten essential directors, Chantal Akerman through Bernardo Bertolucci. Please note that any perceived omissions were likely on purpose...

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6 Apr 2011 // 5:03 AM

We Are All One

P.T.Anderson's ode to being alone.

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15 Oct 2008 // 10:01 PM

Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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7 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

There Will Be Blood

However fictional, Daniel Plainview is like history come to life -- more Frankenstein's monster than wax doll.

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24 Feb 2008 // 3:19 AM

There will be confusion: Deliberately vague films leave critic cold

Walking out of a press screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood” in early November, I turned to a fellow critic in

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To his latest director, Daniel Day-Lewis is ‘the man’

“Maybe it’s presumptuous to say this, but from a director’s point of view he’s the Holy Grail of actors, isn’t he?

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4 Jan 2008 // 12:00 AM

There Will Be Blood

Land, oil, blood. There will be lots of all in Paul Thomas Anderson's stunning new movie.

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23 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Deftly rearranges any number of generic conventions, from romantic comedies, musicals, and melodramas with happy endings that can't make sense but seem inevitable and necessary.

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18 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Deftly rearranges any number of generic conventions, from romantic comedies, musicals, and melodramas with happy endings that can't make sense but seem inevitable and necessary.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Magnolia (1999)

Riding in his cruiser, LAPD Officer Jim Kurring (John C. Reilly) explains what his days are like. While he laments “so much violence,” he also

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Magnolia (1999)

As Academy Award nomination season rolls around, I hope that Paul Thomas Anderson’s absolutely brilliant Magnolia receives the accolades that it so richly deserves.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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