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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

Brief Consideration: The Ides of March (2011)

The Ides of March depicts the underhanded duplicitous tactics, and overt power plays in a crucial Ohioan primary election for the aspiring Democrat candidate, Mike Morris (George Clooney). 226 more words

Ryan Gosling

410. Boogie Nights


Lurking with a magical, unspoken sophistication that only Paul Thomas Anderson can conjure, “Boogie Nights” is effortless cool, managing to be emotionally poignant without dramatic hampers or harangues. 970 more words

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Dir. Charlie Kaufman. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams

Everyone loves Caden Cotard’s (Hoffman) production of Death of a Salesman. He casts young people to play older ones, and in so doing has put in the mind of the audience the sense that eventually young people will turn old, and dawn will go down to day, and so on. 1,413 more words


My Pop Life #205 : Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do - Captain Beefheart

Sure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do  –  Captain Beefheart

Well I was born in the desert, came on up from New Orleans
Came up on a tornado, sunlight in the sky… 3,973 more words


Hard Eight, a film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996 (with an appendaged tribute to Sidney Lumet and Philip Seymour Hoffman); Crime Drama

We get older; we get wiser. That’s how the old adage goes, and I believe it. For the most part.

Sometimes we get lonelier too–because we are alone. 880 more words

Paul Thomas Anderson

Moneyball (2011)

Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. ( 86 more words