Paul Thomas Anderson
Features // 11 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 12 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles
News // 3 Articles
Media // 2 Articles
//Features

The Best Films of 2015
30 Dec 2015 // 5:23 AM

What is Art, at its best, but the very weapon by which we wage the necessary, perpetual war on Culture? Here, but a quiver full of the world’s arsenal of 2015 film offerings.

PopMatters Film Preview: December 2014
5 Dec 2014 // 6:44 AM

This is it, the final push for the 2014 Awards Season, which includes some big names, some Academy almosts, and subjects as diverse as snipers, orphans, civil rights, and paintings of children with big, sad eyes.

//Columns

How About Some Noah Baumbach, Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Altman & Akira Kurosawa for the Holidays?
8 Dec 2016 // 8:00 PM

If you ever wonder why certain elements get tossed into a movie, remember: beauty never needs to be justified. These and other thoughts on recent Blu-ray releases.

In Defense of 2012's Best Movie, 'The Master'
18 Feb 2013 // 4:30 PM

With the Oscars set to be handed out this Sunday, it's time to take a look at what made the one film that got pushed to the back of the awards season bus so transcendent, so polarizing, and so great.

//Reviews

Painful Humor and Euphoric Pleasure In 'Punch-Drunk Love'
2 Jan 2017 // 8:45 PM

Anderson's quirky film is reinvention in the purest sense, free of commercial pressure.

Paul Thomas Anderson Douses Film Noir With Bong Smoke in 'Inherent Vice'
28 Apr 2015 // 1:00 AM

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

//Blogs

Scientology Aside, 'The Master's" Meaning is Clear
13 Mar 2013 // 1:00 AM

While some have suggested that this is nothing more than a veiled Scientology screed (it has many allusions to the bizarre religion's earliest earmarks), The Master is actually a movie about two men who couldn't be more different, and yet are almost exactly the same

Is Amy Adams the New Thelma Ritter?
18 Jan 2013 // 1:00 AM

A look at the four-time Oscar nominee's near-constant presence on Oscar's radar in the past few years...

//News

Paul Thomas Anderson Takes on ‘Inherent Vice’
5 Nov 2014 // 6:35 AM

If only Paul Thomas Anderson could remember what drew him to the story of “Inherent Vice” in the first place. Or, more specifically, by making

There will be confusion: Deliberately vague films leave critic cold
23 Feb 2008 // 9:19 PM

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 the

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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