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Leonard Maltin is Terrible at the Leonard Maltin Game, Plus 10 More Highlights from 'WTF with Marc Maron'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 22, 2014 4:16 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Plus: The world's worst way to watch a great movie.

'The Master' Remastered

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 2, 2013 4:43 PM
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  • 14 Comments
A second look at, and new interpretation of, Paul Thomas Anderson's magnificent film.

Weekend Reel Reads: Origins of Cameras and Characters

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 18, 2012 2:47 PM
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  • 0 Comments
On this week's edition of great film-related stories around the web, we have pieces on camera movements, compositions and the screenplays that never got produced.

From the Wire: P.T. Anderson's Sad Decline (of Amazing Movies)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 4, 2012 3:18 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Why it's okay he's never made another movie as good as "Boogie Nights" -- and probably never will.

The Best 'The Master' Reviews So Far

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 25, 2012 11:46 AM
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  • 10 Comments
Pull up a chair, pour yourself some darkroom chemicals and get ready to enjoy some great reviews of Paul Thomas Anderson's new film.

In the Battle for Paul Anderson Supremacy, Armond White Sides With W.S.

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 18, 2012 8:50 AM
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  • 1 Comment
The controversial critic prefers "Resident Evil: Retribution" to "The Master." What else is new?

Chart the Evolution of Paul Thomas Anderson's Career In a Decade of 'Charlie Rose' Interviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 14, 2012 4:20 PM
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  • 5 Comments
PTA has promoted his four previous films on "Charlie Rose." Here are all of them.

Punch-Drunk Taxi Driver

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 13, 2012 11:17 AM
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  • 4 Comments
If "Boogie Nights" is Anderson's "Goodfellas," is "Punch-Drunk Love" his "Taxi Driver?"

The Theme That Connects All of Paul Thomas Anderson's Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 11, 2012 1:18 PM
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  • 2 Comments
In a few hours, I'll finally see Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." As the flood of Anderson-centric content on the site (three posts in just over 24 hours) might suggest, I am mildly excited. And by mildly, I mean feverishly. And by excited, I mean frantic.

A Scene From 'Boogie Nights' Explains Why You Should See 'The Master' in 70mm

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 10, 2012 3:13 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"It doesn't have to look good. Film is just too damn expensive. And the theaters are already converting to video projectors."