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Blindspot 2016: Magnolia (1999)

Magnolia (1999, dir. P. T. Anderson) is probably the film that I have been most looking forward to seeing out of my Blindspot list this year. I love and adore P. T. Anderson (also known as Paul Thomas Anderson), and I adored watching Boogie Nights (1997) for my Blindspot challenge last year. Will Magnolia match […]

The Master (2012): “I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher, but, above all, I am a man.”

Generally known for its parallels with Scientology, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (2012) is a fine film. A story of a wandering and tempestuous man searching for a purpose, The Master follows Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) as he is pulled in by the charm and charisma of the leader of a special group entitled The […]

Blindspot 2015: Boogie Nights (1997)

I went almost twenty years without seeing this film, and I’m so glad that I finally watched it as a part of my Blindspot challenge. Boogie Nights (1997) is your typical P. T. Anderson film – with a long run time, fantastic ensemble cast, sprawling storylines, and some marvellous direction. Boogie Nights tells the story […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

The penultimate film in┬áthe franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014, dir. Francis Lawrence) begins where the last film ended. Its synopsis is as follows: When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while […]