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    Paul Thomas Anderson Says Dirk Diggler From 'Boogie Nights' Probably Dead By Now

    If there has been one constant in the career of Paul Thomas Anderson, it has been a desire to dive into completely different worlds with each picture. From the early days of the oil trade in "There Will Be Blood," to the sprawling city of Los Angeles in "Magnolia" to the intimate...

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    Oscars: Are Paul Thomas Anderson & David O. Russell Frontrunners For Original & Adapted Screenplay?

    Earlier in the week, Universal got their Academy Awards campaign moving by launching their For Your Consideration site, which included uploading a selection of screenplays for their major movies online. Some feel optimistic at best ("The Lorax," "Snow White and the Huntsman," "Ted"), some are a litt...

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

    Why it's okay he's never made another movie as good as "Boogie Nights" -- and probably never will.

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks Highlights From TIFF, Telluride And NYFF; Plus Armond White: Genuine Contrarian Or Provocateur?

    We've decided to double down this week on podcasts to make up for lost chats. Our slate for this week’s show is as follows: a round-up of festival reports from Toronto, Telluride and the beginning of New York Film Festival. Later in the episode, we discuss contrarian film critic Armond White regardi...

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks 'The Master' & 'Looper'

    The podcast returns this week after a long absence. We apologize for the lack of shows, but obviously we've been hella busy. This week, host Erik McClanahan is joined by regular guests Kevin Jagernauth and Rodrigo Perez for reviews of two films from American writer/directors garnering a ton of a...

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    Watch: Cannes Reel Unveiled For 'The Master' To Thank Fans For Their Support

    After a record-breaking limited release opening weekend, and a very strong second week that saw the movie expand to over 700 screens, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" continues to build buzz as it makes its way across the country. And as a thank you to those who have been following ...

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    The Best 'The Master' Reviews So Far

    Pull up a chair, pour yourself some darkroom chemicals and get ready to enjoy some great reviews of Paul Thomas Anderson's new film.

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    'The Master' Review: Egotists and the Cultists Who Love Them

    With its expansive 70 mm images, The Master almost pounces on you as it announces its epic scope and ambition – even though the impressive vistas of the sea don’t have anything to do with the heart of the film. In its intelligent, chilly essence, Paul Thomas Anderson’s film is...

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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...

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