Tag Archives: Paul Thomas Anderson

Thank you for the Paul Thomas Anderson Blogathon!

Thanks to all of the participants who took part! So Inherent Vice is now open in the UK and this little blogathon is over. I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of those who contributed to the celebration and also thank all of you who stopped by and took a look at […]

The Music of Paul Thomas Anderson by Sarah Cook

Today Sarah Cook from I’m With Geek has taken a look at the music which features in Paul Thomas Anderson’s work… Paul Thomas Anderson is a master, with that pun being very much intended. He is one of the best film-makers around without a controversial background on sets like other such great artists. Wielding his […]

Magnolia Character Analysis by Julia Van Valkenburg

Today Julia from Catch*All has stopped by to talk about the characters in Anderson’s classic film Magnolia… (be warned there are heavy spoilers ahead) “…it is the humble opinion of this narrator that this is not just something that happened. This cannot be one of those things. This, please, cannot be that. And for what […]

The Dirk Diggler Story – Review by Christian Robshaw

Today Christian Robshaw from Mediocre Batman joins us to talk about Anderson’s first, rarely discussed film… Paul Thomas Anderson’s Goodfellas-of-the-porn-world success, Boogie Nights, was years in the making: Anderson conceived of a biographical epic based on a fictionalised version of legendary porn star John Holmes – renaming him “Dirk Diggler” – in the late 1980s when he […]

The Master – Review by Mark Walker

Today Mark Walker from Marked Movies joins us with a review of The Master… Paul Thomas Anderson has only done a handful of films since his 1997 directorial debut Hard Eight but has he really got anything more to prove after such strong and consistent deliveries? Maybe only one thing… that he can keep up the very […]

There Will Be Blood Review by Zoë Zermatten

“I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people.” – Daniel Plainview SYNOPSIS: The film follows the rise to power of Daniel Plainview – a charismatic and ruthless oil prospector, driven to succeed by his intense hatred of others and desperate need to see any and all […]

P.T.A Blogathon Announcement

Look out for a series of posts this month celebrating Paul Thomas Anderson! In the lead up to the British release of Inherent Vice at the end of this month you will find a number of articles scattered amongst the more regular posts on this site concerning the career of director Paul Thomas Anderson. Bloggers […]

There Will Be Blood – Review (Spoiler Free)

Oil, blood and religion uneasily mix together to create a dark and brooding masterpiece. It took time for me to come around to this film, but now that I have I’ll hesitatingly label it an essential movie, a future classic. I’ve been a big Anderson fan for some time but I first only appreciated this one as a […]

Boogie Nights – Review (Spoiler Free)

A hilarious and also affecting look into the adult film industry during the 70’s and 80’s, Boogie Nights tackles an inherently difficult subject and avoids the obvious, but dangerous pitfalls that litter such a controversial area. There is nudity, but it is sparse and is very clearly handled non-gratuitously, presenting sex as an industry and […]