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Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' to Begin Shooting This Month

Paul Thomas Anderson will begin principal photography this month on his follow-up to "The Master," "Inherent Vice." Warner Bros. is financing the project to be shot in 35 mm.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 1, 2013 12:38 PM
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Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix May Reteam for 1969-Set Comedy 'Inherent Vice'

Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to star in Paul Thomas Anderson's next film, "Inherent Vice." The duo's "The Master" topped many high-brow Best of 2012 lists, and Phoenix even got an Oscar nomination despite his disdain for campaigning and his opinion that awards are "total utter bullshit."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 24, 2013 4:24 PM
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Weekend Recap: Jeremy Renner on SNL, 'Now You See Me' Trailer, Rome Fest Winners, Stoppard on Love, and PT Anderson SteadiCams

The weekend in review, from Jeremy Renner's SNL stint to Tom Stoppard's knowledge of "Anna Karenina" and a brief history of Paul Thomas Anderson's relationship with the SteadiCam.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 19, 2012 1:49 PM
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Paul Thomas Anderson, American Cinematheque's Young Master, on Acting, Film vs. Digital, 'Die Hard' & More

Paul Thomas Anderson - the American Cinematheque's Young Master who is enjoying a retrospective at their Aero Theater on November 10, 11 and 13 -- recently spoke with MovieHole about his "Boogie Nights" characters, the film vs. digital divide, writing "The Master," working with actors and "glazing over," as well as the film he'd have liked a chance to direct: "Die Hard." Check out some highlights below.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 8, 2012 3:13 PM
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Critic vs. Critic: A Tale of Two Paul Anderson Films

It didn't escape the notice of critics this past weekend that two wildly disparate films were released by directors both named Paul Anderson -- Paul Thomas Anderson's festival favorite and rave-reviewed "The Master," and Paul W.S. Anderson's "Resident Evil: Retribution," the fifth installment in the video-game-based franchise and the director's third helming contribution to the series. Notably, Armond White is Team Resident Evil, calling "The Master" a "dull, nihilistic and mean-spirited presumption of cultural history." Below, a round-up of critics weighing in on PTA and PWSA.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • September 19, 2012 1:25 PM
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Career Watch: Joaquin Phoenix - He's Still Here

  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 18, 2012 3:24 PM
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Oscar Talk: Toronto and Telluride Update, from 'The Master' and 'Cloud Atlas' to 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Kris Tapley and I go over the Oscar race post-Toronto and Telluride, from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" to the fate of "Anna Karenina" and "Cloud Atlas." Neither of us liked "Hyde Park on Hudson" very much.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 15, 2012 4:40 PM
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VENICE: 'The Master' Press Conference; Cruise & Anderson Still Friends

Despite an enthusiastic reception as he entered the room, Paul Thomas Anderson held up his reputation as elusive prey at "The Master" press conference in Venice, and his two stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix were happy to fall in step behind him. In fact, Phoenix barely said a word, dragging on a cigarette, offering a couple of mumbling replies and even leaving the room for a spell. But there were still nuggets to be gleaned.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • September 2, 2012 10:56 AM
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'Perched as Spirits, Not Beasts' in Another Trailer for Anderson's 'The Master'

Another trailer for PT Anderson's "The Master" has landed, possibly the last to be released by the Weinstein Co. before the film's bow at the Venice and Toronto festivals and its limited theatrical opening September 14. The expertly paced release of...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 28, 2012 9:17 AM
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Sneak Screenings & More Early Reviews for PT Anderson's 'The Master' in 70mm; Seven Cities Confirmed for Optimal Projection UPDATED

Make that two more sneak screenings for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." The film, which releases September 14, sprung up in New York on August 18 for two screenings, the first at the Film Forum and the second at the Museum of the Moving Image...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 20, 2012 2:12 PM
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