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

The Player (1992)

The Player (1992) — I dug it.  Good Hollywood satire about the way commerce often trumps art in the movie business (although the movie itself is an obvious sign that quality manages to crack through).  LOVED the ending.