After the Sunset (2004)

After the Sunset (2004) — I’m not entirely sure what I just watched.  The movie’s pretty stupid from start to finish but for the first 30-45 minutes I was kind of going with it.  It was a glossy entertaining kind of stupid.  There’s a caper central to the movie and as a viewer I found myself … Continue reading

Boogie Nights (1997)

Boogie Nights (1997) — This is a story, basically, of losers bottoming out yet it doesn’t ever get as depressing as that summary would imply (maybe because banding together as a surrogate family helps them cope). I think Paul Thomas Anderson ascended to that Robert Altman level of directed large ensemble casts for epic-in-scale movies … Continue reading