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Culture, The Exhibitionist Wait, There’s a New Paul Thomas Anderson Movie? And It’s Playing at the Roxie?

Wait, There’s a New Paul Thomas Anderson Movie? And It’s Playing at the Roxie?

At about this time last week, subscribers to MUBI, the boutique film streaming service, got an email from Paul Thomas Anderson. His message was brief: “So… here’s Junun — the movie we made of our time in India. Plug it…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist

Why You Have to See The Master in 70mm

"The only way to defend ourselves is to attack." By Michael Nordine In San Francisco, when a film is referred to as "70mm" it usually means that Hitchcock's Vertigo is playing again. New releases in the format -- which, as implied by its…
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Film, "The Master": You Aren't Expecting What Anderson Is Giving

"The Master": You Aren't Expecting What Anderson Is Giving

There's something startlingly noncommittal about many of the initial reviews of The Master that leaked out following the impromptu screenings writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson organized in 70mm-equipped houses across the country, and later in response to the film's official bow…
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Calendar, Night&Day Conversion Therapy

Conversion Therapy

In admitting that "Master" Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman, offering a new twist on the roiling vulnerability Anderson has always highlighted in their collaborations), the figurehead of a growing faith movement in 1950s America, was inspired by L. Ron Hubbard,…
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News, Feature Paul Thomas Anderson: Master of "The Master"

Paul Thomas Anderson: Master of "The Master"

"I've made six movies, and I feel like I'm only just finally figuring out how this business fucking works," Paul Thomas Anderson says on an unseasonably mild August afternoon in Astoria, Queens, where later tonight he will preview his latest…
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News, Feature Scientology and "The Master": What the Film Shares with the Church

Scientology and "The Master": What the Film Shares with the Church

Is The Master a "Scientology" movie? Oh, you bet. Don't let the denials from Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and even, to a certain extent, director Paul Thomas Anderson himself throw you off. As Anderson reveals in this interview with…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings Sept 5-11, 2012

Artists' Television Access. ATA OpenScreening: Come to screen and/or watch others' short films with refreshments. Thu., Sept. 6, 8 p.m. $5. Contemporary Visual Music: The screening explores the various facets of the "visual music" phenomenon. Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.…
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Film, California Burning

California Burning

A great brooding thundercloud of a movie, Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood arrives as if from nowhere on a gust of critical acclaim, lowering over a landscape of barren mesas and hot, scrubby hills. Anderson's epic, no less…
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Film, The Way He Lives Now

The Way He Lives Now

"You don't meet the book when you meet the writer," the novelist William Gibson has said. "You meet the place where it lives." A relatively uncontroversial remark about the people who vent their imaginations on the page — no one…
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Culture, Stage Only Disconnect

Only Disconnect

Human beings, especially in the West, are obsessed with making connections. There's something very life affirming, it seems, about being able to draw a line between two formerly isolated phenomena and call it a theory. As the old journalistic saying…
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Film, A Hard Heart

A Hard Heart

"This isn't sex -- this is pornography!" screams the enraged director when his new cinematographer starts to get too artistic for his own good. As absurd as it sounds, this piece of dialogue from The Fluffer -- a cautionary tale…
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Music, Record Various Artists

Various Artists

Various Artists Music From the Motion Picture Magnolia (Reprise) The soundtrack to Magnolia is essentially the long-awaited new album by diva of the underdogs Aimee Mann; nine of the album's 13 songs are hers. Director Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights,…
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Film, The Not-So-Magnificent Anderson

The Not-So-Magnificent Anderson

When Paul Thomas Anderson's second feature, Boogie Nights, was released in 1997, critics and film industry types fell over themselves to designate Anderson the next big thing, an auteur in the footsteps of Scorsese and Coppola. His film turned Mark…
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Blame It on the Boogie

Boogie Nights Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, and Don Cheadle. Opens Friday at the Kabuki. Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights opens with a sinuous, breathlessly extended tracking…
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