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Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson Directed Video For Fiona Apple's 'Hot Knife'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2013 8:58 AM
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Once both romantically and creatively involved, it's been over a decade since director Paul Thomas Anderson and singer/songwriter Fiona Apple have teamed up. Having paired on four videos in the '90s — "Across The Universe," "Fast As You Can," "Limp," "Paper Bag" — the duo still remained friends as their lives has moved on, and now they've reteamed for a brand new, pretty excellent video.

10 Great Modern Day Actor/Director Collaborations

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 17, 2013 2:17 PM
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10 Actor/Director Collaborations
The hallowed halls of cinema are littered with iconic and unforgettable director/actor collaborations. The muses that feed the filmmaker, the director that inspires the actor. Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune, Ingmar Bergman and half his repertory including Bibi Anderson, Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow, Werner Herzog and his toxic relationship with Klaus Kinski, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Monica Vitti and Michelangelo Antonioni, Spike Lee and Denzel Washington, Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart—no matter what time period of movies you look at, no matter whether it be high or low art, the classic collaborations are countless.

Stream This: Michael Cera’s ‘Crystal Fairy,’ David Lynch Criterion Shorts, Adam Sandler, Guillermo del Toro Movies & More

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 12, 2013 2:57 PM
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Welcome back streamers. We trust you had a good July 4th weekend and the hangover has finally subsided. We also assume you’ve gotten over the overlong, tonal headache that was “The Lone Ranger,” and now you’re debating if you should do the same with “Pacific Rim” or “Grown Ups 2.” Both reviews suggest that you should just stay home, which is good for us because we have lots of suggestions for you streaming this weekend. We’ve got an alternate Guillermo del Toro movie you could watch and instead of witnessing Adam Sandler fart on Salma Hayek, you could revisit arguably his best movie, thanks to Paul Thomas Anderson. We’ve also got a Michael Cera indie for you that’s hitting both theaters and VOD this weekend (but hey, maybe you can just watch it out of the comfort of your own home if it’s not playing in your town) and some classic gems, including some jewels from the Criterion archive not yet released on DVD. OK, let’s get to it.

Paul Thomas Anderson Has Found His Shasta For 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2013 9:55 PM
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With cameras now rolling on Paul Thomas Anderson's next movie, the Thomas Pynchon adaptation "Inherent Vice," the cast continues to grow and one of the key lead characters has been found, but it's not any A-list name.

Josh Brolin Joins Growing Ensemble Cast Of Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 4:00 PM
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So, is "Inherent Vice" shaping up to feature Paul Thomas Anderson's biggest ensemble cast since "Magnolia?" It sure seems that way at the moment, people are falling out of trees to take roles in this thing.

Check Out Mondo's Posters For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Boogie Nights,' 'There Will Be Blood' & Much More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 13, 2013 2:50 PM
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Paul Thomas Anderson
So, just like that, Mondo has decided to curate a series of new posters for the films of Paul Thomas Anderson. While it doesn't seem to be tied into any particular event, perhaps any time is a good time to dip into the filmmaker's catalog. If you have a film nerd in your family about to graduate, this could be a nice present to give them.

Owen Wilson Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' With Joaquin Phoenix & Benicio Del Toro

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2013 7:50 PM
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With "Punch Drunk Love," Paul Thomas Anderson managed to find the dark, vulnerable core at the center of Adam Sandler's schtick and turn into something memorable, compelling and unique. Can he do the same for Owen Wilson's shaggy, goofy, lovable, slacker/surfer vibe?

Benicio Del Toro Lawyers Up For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' With Joaquin Phoenix

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 6, 2013 10:38 PM
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Paul Thomas Anderson's latest, "Inherent Vice" is a major gear shift for the director of the much more opaque and sinister "The Master" and "There Will Be Blood." The filmmaker's talked about making a pure comedy for quite some time, and while we wonder if it'll ever happen (PTA's sensibilities thankfully being a little too askew), perhaps this adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's idler gumshoe novel will be the closest he gets for some time. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, "Inherent Vice" reads something like Raymond Chandler meets the Venice Beach slacker stereotype of that era mixed in with just a smidgen of "Cheech & Chong." The novel, like the film, follows an inept, pot-smoking private detective Doc Sportello (played by Joaquin Phoenix) as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl, who also happens to be one of his ex-girlfriends. It's very much “The Big Sleep” meets Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye" (another Chandler adaptation) and it should be interesting to see PTA take a more loose and languid approach to this hazy age of cannabis and low-gear layabouts (and yes, it's "The Big Lebowski"-esque on the surface, but it's also its own beast).

Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Starts Shooting This Month, WB Backing Picture & Robert Elswit To Lens

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 7:57 AM
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The road to Paul Thomas Anderson's next picture, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice," has been interesting. All through the press run for "The Master," the filmmaker insisted it would go into production this year, and indeed, last we heard, his longtime producer JoAnn Sellar said the aim was to start shooting at the end of the April or in early May. And it looks like everyone involved is hitting that target right on the nose.

Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson Talks Porn Doc & 'Boogie Nights' Inspiration 'Exhausted: John C. Holmes, The Real Story'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 27, 2013 9:20 AM
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Direct influences have always factored heavily in Paul Thomas Anderson's work: the Robert Altman tag has dogged him until recently, while Upton Sinclair's “Oil!” and “Treasure of the Sierra Madre” provided the main groundwork for “There Will Be Blood.” Before that 2007 film though, the director's 1997 “Boogie Nights” drew on a documentary about porn star John Holmes, which -- thanks to some extensive legwork -- has found its way back online for a second viewing.

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