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Watch: Reel Geezers Return with Review of PT Anderson's 'The Master' [Video]

Photo of Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood October 1, 2012 at 6:17AM

Video reviewers Reel Geezers, the self-described "dynamic octogenarian duo," are back on YouTube after a hiatus. What brought them back? "Yeah they didn't die!!!" wrote one commenter. Not to mention Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master."
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The Reel Geezers, and Hoffman in "The Master"
The Reel Geezers, and Hoffman in "The Master"

Video reviewers Reel Geezers, the self-described "dynamic octogenarian duo," are back on YouTube after a hiatus. What brought them back? "Yeah they didn't die!!!" wrote one commenter.  And Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master."

Cranky screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr., after some "rest and refreshment," and feisty producer Marcia Nasatir bring a veteran perspective to the movies. Their "The Master" debate is both spirited and charming. They talk about Scientology,  Philip Seymour Hoffman's "superb" acting and ask what the point of the movie is. Lorenzo says that he might have rather spent the time in the bar. 

See for yourself below. And check out the Reel Geezers' back catalogue, from "The Dark Knight," "Into the Wild" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" to "He's Just Not That Into You."
 

This article is related to: The Master, Reviews, Critics, Reviews, Video


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.