The Master (2012)

The Master (2012) – So looking across the wide range of American film-makers working today, it’s easy to single Paul Thomas Anderson as one of the geniuses. With a track record that includes Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, and There Will Be Blood (in addition to Hard Eight, which I have not seen yet but … Continue reading

War of the Worlds (2005)

War of the Worlds (2005) — I think I might be alone in how much i like this movie. Most people don’t like it or only kind of like it. I really like this movie. Part of that is Tom Cruise. He gets a lot of shit for being totally bugfuck insane but he’s not … Continue reading

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Trick ‘r Treat (2007) — SECOND REVIEW [Halloween 2010] I fucking love this movie.  This was the headliner for my Halloween Movie Night and it probably will be every year.  Thirty some years ago John Carpenter made a movie called Halloween that was good but didn’t really fully deliver on the potential of the holiday … Continue reading

There Will Be Blood (2007)

There Will Be Blood (2007) — The film opens with a sucker punch of great film-making with about 15 minutes of wordless exposition. It just gets better from there. While Paul Thomas Anderson’s earlier films like Boogie Nights and Magnolia were about large ensemble casts, There Will Be Blood focuses mainly on one man. One … Continue reading

Magnolia (1999)

Magnolia (1999) — I really don’t know what all to say about Magnolia without going through every member of the cast and crew and just gushing with praise. It’s one of those movies there’s a lot of disagreement on and I happen to come down fervently on the “pro” side. This film is just over … Continue reading