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…

The Master, Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Q & A: What two Fall/Winter 2012 movies…

Film Misery is growing! The staff, recently expanded with three new writers, weighs in on what films we're most looking forward to in the next several months. With festival season underway, there is plenty 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…

Looper (2012) Joseph Gordon-Levitt

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: September 2012

Fall might be my favorite season for a variety of reasons. It means the return of football, I can finally start wearing sweaters again, and the movies at the theatre get a lot more grown…

To the Wonder (2012) Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams 2013 Oscar Predictions

OSCAR TRACKER: Top 20 Potential Oscar Contenders at…

[caption id="attachment_14200" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams in Terence Malick's 'To the Wonder.'[/caption] View the Updated 2013 Oscar Predictions With yesterday's announcement of the line-up for the Telluride Film Festival and the Venice…