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415. The Master


Scientology isn’t so much subject of “The Master” as the after course. The newfound church is a loose thread that can be drawn to Paul Thomas Anderson’s grandiose museum portrait of a movie, if you don’t bother to look at anything else happening around you. 447 more words

Inherent Vice (2014)

It’s not something you think about often but stoners and film noir fit together fairly well. Why more people haven’t capitalized on this niche is rather surprising. 929 more words


Inherent Vice (2014) - Movie Review

Larry “Doc” Sportello, an unorthodox private-eye (Joaquin Phoenix) smokes a joint in his California shore-house–the waves on one side, and a whole mess of bad vibes on the other. 924 more words

Movie Reviews

Review: You Were Never Really Here

A year after its premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the festival’s Best Actor and Best Screenplay trophies, Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here is finally really here and it is filmmaking at its most ambitious, most macabre, and most masterful. 857 more words


Review: You Were Never Really Here

As written for VultureHound Magazine.


A frenzied bombardment of the senses, You Were Never Really Here is an agitated, stripped-back 90 minutes of visceral cinema. 885 more words


Review: Mary Magdalene

As written for VultureHound Magazine.


After centuries of religious conservatism and patriarchal prejudice, the figure of Mary Magdalene has finally been given her dues. 950 more words


ABC Film Challenge - Action Movies - L - Ladder 49 (2004)

Director: Jay Russell

Writer: Lewis Colick (Screenplay)

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick, Morris Chestnut, Billy Burke


Plot: A firefighter, injured and trapped in a burning building, has flashbacks of his life as he drifts in and out of consciousness. 637 more words