NYFF REVIEW: ‘Inherent Vice’ (2014)

More than most other contemporary filmmakers, Paul Thomas Anderson has ensured an expectation of brilliance reserved for a rare few across cinematic history, Kubrick the most immediate example. That's made the practice of wild anticipation…

Top 10 Movies of 2012, The Deep Blue Sea

2012 IN REVIEW: Alex’s Top Ten

I will always remember 2012 as the year that my movie-going habits changed. Up until August of this year I was going to the movie theatre at least once a week and sometimes lining up…

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Oscar Poll 2013

2012 IN REVIEW: Justin’s Top Ten

Until I finally settled on ten picks for my 2012 in Review submission, I actually was not so sure it was a great year for movies. Particularly in comparison to 2011, a year where movies…

The Master Podcast (2012) Paul Thomas Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix

FMP Ep. 055 – ‘The Master,’ / Catch-Up…

After a 2-month break Alex is finally back from his self-imposed paternity leave and the Film Misery Podcast lives once again. Alex and Phil play catch-up by spending the first segment reviewing a movie that…

Quick Takes – 10.29.12

I'm taking this week's Quick Takes as an opportunity to correct some of my major blind spots, all by directors with new releases this fall. In Bruges Grade B | 1st Viewing The first feature film…

The Master Review (2012) Joaquin Phoenix, Paul Thomas Anderson

REVIEW: ‘The Master’ (2012)

Grade: A There is a scene in the latter half of Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film The Master, where the titular spiritual leader Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) leads his new protégé Freddie Quell to…

OSCAR HISTORY: Paul Thomas Anderson

The Weinstein Company has often had a stronghold over the Best Picture race, and this year is no different with three rather likely candidates. While Silver Linings Playbook and Django Unchained are waiting in the…