Daydreaming with Paul Thomas Anderson

Two new music videos from Radiohead coincide with A Moon Shaped Pool. There are Radiohead fans. There are Paul Thomas Anderson fans. Then there are those who love both: That is me. Some time around my late teenage years, I discovered the artistic relevance of these talents before I understood anything about artistic relevance. Because …

Obsession with The Master

How I discovered film and its American guru. My first exposure to the films of Paul Thomas Anderson occurred when I was in 7th grade, although I did not actually see one.┬áIt was at the local dollar theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a beloved spot, but tragically financially challenged. My brother Nicholas went to see …

The Synopsis is Not the Synapse

Immediately after my initial encounter with Inherent Vice, the seventh film by widely celebrated auteur Paul Thomas Anderson, the very first sentence I typed for this article was: Paul Thomas Anderson has finally made a bad movie. However, something compelled me to watch it for a second time. Whether this decision to see it again …