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Graduate Student at Loyola University Chicago. Check out the blog for what I'm currently obsessed with in film and culture. Michael Fassbender, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Daniel Radcliffe are regulars here.

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“I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher, but above all I am a man. Hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you.”
- Philip Seymour Hoffman in the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master

The TomKat divorce is only making me more excited to see “The Master”

“I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher, but above all I am a man. Hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you.”

- Philip Seymour Hoffman in the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master

The TomKat divorce is only making me more excited to see “The Master”

(via bbook)

The central question in my life right now, this week, is when will I see Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master.”  I’ve been checking showtimes every day since last Tuesday.  So far, it looks like the Landmark is my only play.  In it’s limited run last weekend, the film broke box office records for selective release.  

I know, in my bones, that this movie will change me.  That’s how PTA rolls: you walk in to his films and come out reborn.  I’m ready to be reborn again by “The Master”- in a non-Tom Cruise way, of course.

The central question in my life right now, this week, is when will I see Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master.” I’ve been checking showtimes every day since last Tuesday. So far, it looks like the Landmark is my only play. In it’s limited run last weekend, the film broke box office records for selective release.

I know, in my bones, that this movie will change me. That’s how PTA rolls: you walk in to his films and come out reborn. I’m ready to be reborn again by “The Master”- in a non-Tom Cruise way, of course.

Thoughts on The Master

Saw The Master yesterday and it did not disappoint.  I’m still puzzling through it and would like to see it again at some point.  The score and look of the film is excellent.  The film hit me in a different way then There Will Be Blood- made me question more my view of myself and how I interact with people, over questioning my view of religion and community.  I thought Joaquin Phoenix was mesmerizing, but in a way I’ve never seen before on film.  He plays THE most unsympathetic, degrading, unhinged, un-redeemable character. I don’t know how he did it and I don’t care to find out. Philip Seymour Hoffman is a true master.  His character is so wonderfully mannered and utterly beguiling.  Amy Adams kind of scared me.  I thought she was brilliant and I’m going to have to think more about her role.  

Anyway, another PTA masterpiece for sure. 

Best of 2012

1) Silver Linings Playbook

2) Django Unchained

3) The Dark Knight Rises

4) Beasts of the Southern Wild

5) Lincoln

6) Zero Dark Thirty

7) Skyfall

8) The Master

9) Perks of Being a Wallflower

10) Looper

11) End of Watch

12) The Hunger Games

13) Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

14) Moonrise Kingdom

15) Flight

Said the Oscars were bullshit.
Got nominated anyway.
Joaquin Phoenix, Oscar Nominee and Hero.

Said the Oscars were bullshit.
Got nominated anyway.
Joaquin Phoenix, Oscar Nominee and Hero.

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