Over 22 years of performances, Philip Seymour Hoffman rarely disappointed. Even when he stepped outside his comfort zone to make commercial fodder, he remained riveting.
Gary of Licorice Pizza behaves like all male characters from Paul Thomas Anderson’s gallery of sociopaths, except now the type is cast as a romantic hero.
Jonny Greenwood's Oscar-nominated score for Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread is his strongest yet, and an integral character driving the tension of the film and its intense love story.
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...