Category Archive: Paul Thomas Anderson

The Master

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future – until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. The first time I saw ‘The Master’ was… Continue reading

There Will Be Blood

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. ‘There Will Be Blood’ is an epic tale of an oil prospector… Continue reading

Punch-Drunk Love

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts… Continue reading


An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. ‘Magnolia’ is undoubtedly Paul Thomas Anderson’s most ambitious picture, an epic ensemble piece that builds… Continue reading

Boogie Nights

The story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. My retrospective of Paul Thomas Anderson’s work continues with ‘Boogie Nights’, his ode to… Continue reading

Hard Eight

John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee, then takes him to Reno and shows him how to get a… Continue reading

Inherent Vice

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles detective Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. ‘Inherent Vice’ is a 150 minute hallucinogenic trip into the mind of private investigator Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello… Continue reading