Tag Archives: The Master

“Boogie Nights” Making-of Footage

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Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, The Master: A Trilogy?

I’m a bit unclear as to whether this video attempts to say that Paul Thomas Anderson was consciously making a trilogy out of these films or that they simply contain strong thematic links. I think it’s pretty obvious that the … Continue reading

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Room 237

There’s a haunting simplicity to The Shining. Those words, combined with the director’s mysterious approach to discussing his films, makes this a work ripe for obsessives. The next gateway to obsession comes by way of accessibility. The Shining, dressed as … Continue reading

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Who Should Win: Hoffman and Phoenix

Press Play and their always valuable video essays have been doing a feature discussing who they believe should win the Oscar. Here they tab Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor and Philip Seymour Hoffman for Best Supporting Actor. While neither will … Continue reading

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Will’s Favorite Films of 2012

I saw many solid films released in 2012. Of those, a few stand out a little bit more than the rest. Admittedly every film on my list is flawed in some way, yet there was at least one thing that … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography

Best Cinematography Nominees: Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski Skyfall, Roger Deakins Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda Django Unchained, Robert Richardson Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey A good case can be made for four out of the five nominees in this category (Django Unchained seems like an also-ran and … Continue reading

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Tracking Through Paul Thomas Anderson’s Career

Somewhere between blatant homage and honest character introspection exists Paul Thomas Anderson’s visual style. Seemingly from the moment he appeared on the major Hollywood scene with Boogie Nights, he’s been called something of a “rip-off” of other filmmakers, namely Kurbrick, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Films of 2012

I don’t pretend to know what the best film of 2012 actually was (as though these things can be defined) and I’m not sure I even know that I had a favorite. This has been a peculiar year filled with … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Oscars 2013 Predictions

With the SAG nominations announced and the Golden Globes in place, the dust has settled on the majority of major precursor awards. While this season’s “Oscar movies” aren’t the best slate we’ve seen, they do offer a diverse group. Most … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood’s Kubrick References

Not that this short video goes very deep into the similarities between Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood and Kubrick’s films (specifically 2001: A Space Odyssey), but it does illuminate some of the fun visual references. More so than … Continue reading

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