The Master: An Existentialist Fable

“If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you’d be the first person in the history of the world.” Paul Thomas Anderson never fails to amaze me. With each new project, he sets out to test the audience, to push […]

Faith, Forgiveness, and Frogs: Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’

Paul Thomas Anderson is an undeniably powerful voice in American cinema. With his sophomore feature, Boogie Nights, he crafted a story which centered on actors in the porn industry and revolved the narrative around the people themselves, rather than their  controversial profession. Like the best directors, Anderson refuses to judge his characters. We see them […]