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Boogie Nights burst out of nowhere in the fall of 1997. With only one feature film under his belt, the compelling casino-themed Hard Eight (1996), filmmaking wunderkind Paul Thomas Anderson cracked the mainstream with this fictitious peek at Hollywood’s bastard cousin, the mid-1970s porno film industry. 746 more words
I always seem to hear about filming taking place in London afterwards and I always kick myself because I love to go down and watch. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case with the new… 322 more words
Inherent Vice is about Larry “Doc” Sportello, a drug-fueled Los Angeles detective in the 1970’s who investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
My first impressions after watching this film was that it was way to long for its own good. 307 more words
Like clockwork, whenever Republicans control the White House or Congress or both the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (which is responsible for PBS and NPR), National Endowment for the Arts (responsible for distribution of $148 million in grants to thousands of organizations) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (responsible for providing grants to museums, libraries, colleges, etc.) are called upon to justify why they should continue to receive federal funding. 1,319 more words
For about five hours of punishing, fire-and-brimstone religious satire, watch Richard Brooks’ 1961 adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel Elmer Gantry, starring Burt Lancaster in the title role, and then follow it up with Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2012 sort of-Scientology postwar carnival attraction, … 1,849 more words
We are 11 days removed from the 2017 Best Picture award debacle and already Awards Circuit has projected its first list of nominees for the 2018 Best Picture race… 774 more words