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‘Broker’ Review: Hirokazu Kore-eda Conjures Another Unconventional, Achingly Empathetic Family Drama

In Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1999 masterpiece “Magnolia,” there is a scene in which his network of lonely souls gently, then suddenly, burst into song. Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, Tom Cruise, John C. Reilly and all the others stare out into the night and try and make sense of their desperate lives as they mouth […]

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‘Euphoria’: Inside Lexi’s Spinning, Meta High School Play at the Center of Episode 7

The HBO series “Euphoria” has become a cultural phenomenon thanks to its talented and charismatic ensemble cast, controversial attitudes toward teen sex and drug use, and trend-setting approach to fashion and makeup. All of that tends to obscure the show’s ground-breaking visual style, but that style is every bit as instrumental to the show’s success […]

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‘Licorice Pizza’ Might Be Tasty Enough for Oscar Voters, but Needs a Dash More Bradley Cooper

Auteur Paul Thomas Anderson ushers in his breeziest, most light-hearted effort yet with “Licorice Pizza,” a film that could be an all-around awards player, possibly nabbing him an overdue Academy Award for best original screenplay. Add in debut performances from Cooper Hoffman — son of late Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman — and singer-songwriter Alana […]

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Tom Cruise Returns Golden Globe Awards in Protest of HFPA

The dominoes continue to fall for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.In protest of the ongoing controversy surrounding the lack of diversity within the HFPA’s membership, Tom Cruise has returned the three Golden Globe trophies he earned for “Born on the Fourth of July”, “Jerry Maguire”, and “Magnolia” (best supporting actor), Variety has confirmed.It is the […]

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Tom Cruise Protests HFPA by Returning His Three Golden Globes Trophies

Tom Cruise is returning his three Golden Globes trophies in protest of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, IndieWire confirms. Deadline was the first to report on the story. Cruise sent his three Globes trophies to the HFPA headquarters on May 10. News about Cruise’s protest broke just as NBC confirmed it would not be airing […]

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David Fincher Looks Back at Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scathing Takedown of ‘Fight Club’

While David Fincher’s “Fight Club” polarized critics and audiences upon release in 1999, few people were as publicly incensed over the film as Paul Thomas Anderson, whose “Magnolia” opened the same year. In a 2000 interview with Rolling Stone, Anderson gave a scathing takedown of Fincher’s movie, going so far as to wish cancer on […]

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As PTA’s New Film Circles Move to MGM, What We Know About His Ninth Feature

Reports have emerged that Paul Thomas Anderson’s ninth movie, a comedy-drama set in the 1970s in the San Fernando Valley, is moving from Focus Features to MGM. While MGM declined to comment to IndieWire on the report that first emerged in Deadline, the production is said to be leaving Universal-owned specialty label Focus Features, which […]

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My favourite film aged 12: The Sixth Sense

M Night Shyamalan’s ghost story terrified me to my teenage core – and ignited a love for clever storytellingRead all the other My favourite film choicesThe best arts and entertainment during self-isolationI turned 12 in 1999. Some film buffs like to say the year was one of the greatest in cinema’s history, spawning storied releases […]

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