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A Return to BOOGIE NIGHTS

By at December 25, 2014 | 2:18 pm | 0 Comment

A Return to BOOGIE NIGHTS

With each new Paul Thomas Anderson film, admirers of the PTA catalog inevitably look back, make comparisons, and track the maturation of a relatively short, unusually creative movie career. And Boogie Nights often surfaces as the true birth of that career -- Anderson's second feature is my personal favorite and possibly the best film of the 1990s. If a movie could be more...

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DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: THE MYSTERIES AND MENTORS OF RICKY JAY Film / DVD Review

By at February 2, 2014 | 8:04 am | 4 Comments

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: THE MYSTERIES AND MENTORS OF RICKY JAY Film / DVD Review

4 / 5 stars If you’re not sure whether you’ve seen (or heard) Ricky Jay before, trust me, you have. He’s played a hustler in David Mamet’s House of Games, a porno cinematographer in Boogie Nights, the narrator in Magnolia, and has been part of more TV productions than many sitcom actors. But acting is Ricky Jay’s side gig, really. The man is a master of more...

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New THE MASTER Movie Poster Based on Secret Screening Poster Design

By at September 18, 2012 | 10:52 pm | 0 Comment

New THE MASTER Movie Poster Based on Secret Screening Poster Design

One of the more savvy marketing moves that Paul Thomas Anderson has either come up with, or agreed to, for his new, super-acclaimed drama The Master, has been the idea of the secret screening. There was one that followed a showing of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining in early August in Santa Monica. And there was a San Francisco screening (more of a surprise than a "secret") more...

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New Teaser Trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER

By at June 22, 2012 | 10:10 pm | 1 Comments

New Teaser Trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER

It's pretty rare that we see Joaquin Phoenix playing the weaker character in a film. Two Lovers comes to mind, with the upper hand going to Gwyneth Paltrow's painfully unpredictable love interest. But here, Phoenix plays against the usually soft Philip Seymour Hoffman. And Hoffman is the boss. This is what it means to be inside the bizarre, painful, wonderful universe of more...

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