Paul Thomas Anderson
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PopMatters' 2017 Fall Film Preview: At Last, the Film Industry Awakens From Its Slumber
27 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM

From Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour to James Franco's meta-experiment Blade Runner: 2049 and Daniel Day-Lewis's final role, here are the movies you'll want to watch ... and a couple you might not.

The Best Films of 2015
30 Dec 2015 // 6:23 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.


How About Some Noah Baumbach, Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Altman & Akira Kurosawa for the Holidays?
8 Dec 2016 // 9:00 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 // 5:30 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.


Painful Humor and Euphoric Pleasure In 'Punch-Drunk Love'
2 Jan 2017 // 9:45 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 // 2:00 AM

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


Scientology Aside, 'The Master's" Meaning is Clear
13 Mar 2013 // 2:00 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 // 2:00 AM

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


Paul Thomas Anderson Takes on ‘Inherent Vice’
5 Nov 2014 // 7:35 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 // 10:19 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

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"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

// Sound Affects

"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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