Paul Thomas Anderson
Features // 12 Articles
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Reviews // 12 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles
News // 3 Articles
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//Features

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.

//Columns

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.

//Reviews

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.

//Blogs

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...

//News

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

//Mixed media

//Blogs

"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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