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Paul Thomas Anderson movies: All 8 films ranked from worst to best

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Paul Thomas Anderson movies: All 8 films ranked from worst to best
With eight Oscar nominations to his name Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the most celebrated filmmakers currently working. However, he has yet to actually win one of those little golden statues. He earned his latest pair of bids this year for Best Picture and Best Director for the romantic drama “Phantom Thread.” Will it finally be his ticket to victory? And how does it compare to the rest of his filmography? Tour through our photo gallery above of all eight of Anderson’s films ranked from worst to best.

Anderson made his feature directing debut with “Hard Eight” (1996), made when he was just 26-years-old. He earned his first Oscar nomination the very next year: Best Original Screenplay for “Boogie Nights” (1997). Another Best Original Screenplay bid followed just two years after that for “Magnolia” (1999). Then he hit the Oscar jackpot with Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay nominations
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Ranking the Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders, from ‘A Fantastic Woman’ to ‘The Square’

Ranking the Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders, from ‘A Fantastic Woman’ to ‘The Square’
Blame the lack of a box-office hit, or the new Academy rules, but the Oscar frontrunners for the best foreign film of 2018 are as clear as mud.

New Academy president John Bailey has made changes to widen the number of voters participating in the foreign-language Oscar nominating committee, with the final five available to the full membership online. (Links went to voters on January 23, weeks before DVD screeners arrived in the mail.)

More people signed up for the first round of foreign-language voting (many of them previously ineligible publicists and marketers), but the opened-up London, New York, and San Francisco shortlist committee screenings saw minimal increases in attendance. And while there’s a sense that the international voters invited to watch screeners online skewed European, no one knows how many voters watched the shortlisted entries to come up with the final five.

For this year, the changes mean way more
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Ranking the Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders, from ‘A Fantastic Woman’ to ‘The Square’

Ranking the Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders, from ‘A Fantastic Woman’ to ‘The Square’
Blame the lack of a box-office hit, or the new Academy rules, but the Oscar frontrunners for the best foreign film of 2018 are as clear as mud.

New Academy president John Bailey has made changes to widen the number of voters participating in the foreign-language Oscar nominating committee, with the final five available to the full membership online. (Links went to voters on January 23, weeks before DVD screeners arrived in the mail.)

More people signed up for the first round of foreign-language voting (many of them previously ineligible publicists and marketers), but the opened-up London, New York, and San Francisco shortlist committee screenings saw minimal increases in attendance. And while there’s a sense that the international voters invited to watch screeners online skewed European, no one knows how many voters watched the shortlisted entries to come up with the final five.

For this year, the changes mean way more
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Captain Underpants movie originally had a big homage to Magnolia

Feb 15, 2018

Exclusive: Captain Underpants director David Soren tells us about the homage to Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia that was cut from the film.

Mild spoilers for Captain Underpants lie ahead

Regular readers of this site will know of our love for the Captain Underpants film, that arrived in cinemas last summer. It’s a terrific adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s books, and a genuinely very funny family movie. As such, it didn’t do anywhere near as well as it deserved at the box office, and come the Oscar nominations, let’s just say one or two ‘less good’ movies took the spot that Underpants surely deserved.

I caught up with the film’s director, David Soren, a week or two back to discuss the movie post-release, and he filled me on a sequence that never made it to the final film. A sequence that would have been a
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Magnolia Pictures acquires Sundance selection 'Skate Kitchen'

Magnolia Pictures acquires Sundance selection 'Skate Kitchen'
Distributor handled Crystal Moselle’s previous film, The Wolfpack.

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Sundance Next selection Skate Kitchen, Crystal Moselle’s follow-up to her Sundance 2015 hit The Wolfpack.

The film premiered in Park City last month and paints a boisterous picture of a Long Island teenager whose life changes when she befriends a group of female skateboarders in New York. Magnolia plans a theatrical release this summer.

Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell and Kabrina Adams star alongside Jaden Smith. Moselle wrote the screenplay with Aslihan Unaldi and Jen Silverman.

The Bow and Arrow Entertainment and Rt Features presentation was made in association with Pulse Films and Kotva Films.

Lizzie Nastro, Izabella Tzenkova, Julia Nottingham, Moselle, Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, and Rodrigo Teixeira produced. Executive producers are Lourenco Sant’Anna and Sophie Mas.

“Crystal Moselle has proven in impressive style that The Wolfpack was no fluke,” Magnolia president [link=nm
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Angus Macfadyen to reprise Braveheart role as Robert the Bruce in new historical epic

Having portrayed the role in 1995’s Braveheart, actor Angus Macfadyen is set for a second outing as the legendary Scottish king and warrior Robert the Bruce in a new historical epic from Australian filmmaker Richard Gray (Sugar Mountain).

Based on a script by Macfadyen and Eric Belgau, Robert the Bruce picks up where Braveheart left off and follows the widow Moira and her child, niece and nephew who save the King of Scotland.

Also featuring in the cast alongside Macfadyen are Jared Harris (The Crown), Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous), Emma Kenney (Shameless), Anna Hutchison (Spartacus), Diarmaid Murtagh (Vikings), Talitha Bateman (Geostorm), Gabriel Bateman (Benji), Seoras Wallace (Braveheart), Shane Coffey (Pretty Little Liars), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Melora Walters (Magnolia).

Macfadyen, Gray and Hutchison are producing the film alongside Kim Barnard, Nick Farnell, Cameron Nuggent and Andrew Curry.

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Joan Jett’s ‘Bad Reputation’ Documentary Lands at Magnolia

Joan Jett’s ‘Bad Reputation’ Documentary Lands at Magnolia
Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to director Kevin Kerslake’s Joan Jett documentary, “Bad Repuation.”

Magnolia plans a 2018 theatrical release for the film, which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival.

The movie follows Jett from her early years as the founder and backbone of the all-female band the Runaways during the 1970s punk scene. The film title comes from her 1981 solo hit of the same name.
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Oscars flashback: Watch Philip Seymour Hoffman win Oscar for ‘Capote’ on 4th anniversary of his tragic death

Oscars flashback: Watch Philip Seymour Hoffman win Oscar for ‘Capote’ on 4th anniversary of his tragic death
February 2 marks the fourth anniversary of the tragic death of Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2014. This year also marks the 12th anniversary of his winning an Academy Award as Best Actor for portraying the famed novelist Truman Capote in “Capote.” Watch that video above from the 2006 ceremony as he pays tribute to his fellow nominees and his mother.

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Even though he had a well-regarded career before “Capote,” that film brought him a first Oscar nomination. He would go on to receive three more bids in the Best Supporting Actor category for his work in “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007), “Doubt” (2008), and “The Master” (2012).

Before his movie career, Hoffman developed a love of the theater at a young age after seeing a production of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.” He then went to college at New York University studying at
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Roxanne Benjamin’s Feature Directorial Debut Acquired by Magnet Releasing

Benjamin: Instagram/Saskia Wilson

Writer-director Roxanne Benjamin’s first feature film has found a home. Variety confirms that Magnet Releasing, Magnolia Pictures’ genre arm, has obtained worldwide rights to Benjamin’s “Body at Brighton Rock.” The survival thriller is currently in production and will receive a theatrical release later this year.

Penned by Benjamin, “Body at Brighton Rock” is about a rookie park ranger (Karina Fontes, “Southbound”) who must spend the night watching over a potential crime scene on a secluded mountain trail. Emily Althaus (“Orange Is the New Black”), Miranda Bailey (“Diary of a Teenage Girl”), and Susan Burke (“Southbound”) co-star. Benjamin is among the film’s producers.

“Roxanne has written a truly inventive, edge-of-your-seat script with ‘Body at Brighton Rock,’” stated Magnolia prez Eamonn Bowles. “When we read it, we leapt at the opportunity to work with her again.”

Benjamin previously wrote and directed segments of horror anthology films “Xx” and “Southbound.
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‘The Shape of Water’ Gets Oscar Boost as ‘Hostiles’ Lures Crowds

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Following last week’s Oscar nominations, Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” led the field of Oscar contenders. Both films showed healthy jumps over last weekend, with Guillermo del Toro’s showing the most strength.

While both films were outgrossed by 20th Century Fox’s “The Post” in much wider release, they did add around $21 million to their impressive totals so far. That’s far above boosts for last year’s “Hidden Figures” and “La La Land.”

Read More:Oscar Contenders’ Box-Office Bump: ‘The Shape of Water’ Has the Most to Gain from Nominations

This weekend will be the high water mark for the nominees, with the next weeks seeing normal drops and in some llses possible alternative home viewing (several titles are nearing the three-month mark when streaming becomes a choice). It remains to be seen what will replace them in theaters after
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Paul Thomas Anderson (‘Phantom Thread’) earns 7th & 8th Oscar nominations on 20th anniversary of his 1st for ‘Boogie Nights’

Paul Thomas Anderson (‘Phantom Thread’) earns 7th & 8th Oscar nominations on 20th anniversary of his 1st for ‘Boogie Nights’
Paul Thomas Anderson earned a pair of Oscar nominations this year for Best Picture and Best Director for the romantic drama “Phantom Thread.” It might have been as surprising to him as it was to us Oscar pundits, who didn’t see those nominations coming. And it was an even more meaningful honor for the filmmaker considering it came exactly 20 years after his first academy bid for “Boogie Nights” (1997).

Anderson contended in Best Original Screenplay for that film, a sprawling chronicle of one man’s (Mark Walhberg) adventures in the California adult film world of the late 1970s and 1980s — like Robert Altman‘s “Nashville” for the porn industry. The film reaped additional bids for supporting players Burt Reynolds and Julianne Moore, who lost to Robin Williams (“Good Will Hunting”) and Kim Basinger (“L.A. Confidential”), respectively. Anderson lost his category to “Hunting” scribes Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Dead Pigs’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Dead Pigs’
In the Chinese zodiac, the happy-go-lucky pig stands for good fortune and wealth. So an inexplicable epidemic that decimates the porcine population in a developing part of China still heavily reliant on pig farming, could be symbolically as well as literally disastrous, and it provides Cathy Yan’s sprawling, bouncing, jaunty debut with its darkest images. Along the wide river that flows sluggishly to the nearby city, thousands of discarded pig corpses keep bobbing to the surface like troublesome metaphors. But despite tracking with forensic rigor the domino effects of this sudden aporkalypse, the surprise is the light sureness of Yan’s touch. “Dead Pigs” is delightfully uneven, eagerly see-sawing between screwy and serious, occasionally even daring to be ditzy — not a quality usually associated with Sixth Generation maestro and executive producer Jia Zhangke. If anything, Yan’s film, with its dancing girls, pigeon-fancying beauticians, Westerners-on-the-make and spontaneous musical numbers, is an antidote
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Sundance: Magnolia Pictures acquires hot thriller 'The Guilty' (exclusive)

Sundance: Magnolia Pictures acquires hot thriller 'The Guilty' (exclusive)
Jakob Cedergren stars as emergency dispatcher in buzzy Danish nail-biter.

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Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights from TrustNordisk to Gustav Möller’s Danish thriller The Guilty and plans a 2018 theatrical release for one of the most widely acclaimed selections in Park City this year.

The World Dramatic Competition entry became an immediate talking point when it screened for press and industry before Sunday’s (January 21) world premiere in Park City, and has sparked interest in English-language remake rights.

Jakob Cedergren stars in Möller’s directorial feature debut as an embattled police officer demoted to desk work as an emergency dispatcher.

When he receives a call from a kidnapped mother who hangs up abruptly, the officer is pulled into a race against time as he begins to unravel what is at stake.

Möller and Emil Nygaard Albertsen wrote the screenplay, and Jessica Dinnage, Johan Olsen, Omar Shargawi and Katinka Evers-Jahnsen round out the key cast. [link
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Actor Vicky Krieps: ‘I spent a whole day staring into greenery to avoid Daniel Day-Lewis’

The rising star began filming opposite her triple-Oscar-winning co-star having only met him once. It was, she says, as intense as it looks

When Vicky Krieps falls in love with Daniel Day-Lewis on screen, it is a moment that seems unrehearsed in its intensity – and that’s because it was. Day-Lewis insisted that Krieps, a barely known actor from Luxembourg, meet him for the first time in character in Paul Thomas Anderson’s breathtaking new film Phantom Thread. Preparing his role as Reynolds Woodcock, a London couturier, Day-Lewis – with his habitual method-actor zeal – learned to think like Balenciaga, sewed 100 buttonholes and kept Krieps at bay. When Krieps’s Alma walks into the breakfast room of a Yorkshire hotel with sea views, she looks as shy as a Raphael Madonna, but in a waitress’s uniform (the film is set in the 50s). When she asks, in her lilting German accent:
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Cool Stuff: Mondo Releasing P.T. Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’ Soundtrack on Vinyl

Cool Stuff: Mondo Releasing P.T. Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’ Soundtrack on Vinyl
Right now you can see Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest film, The Phantom Thread, in limited theaters. This weekend it expands to theaters everywhere, but if you’re not rushing out to see it, maybe you’ll want to look back at one of the filmmaker’s earlier films with a new collectible vinyl release from Mondo. The 1999 […]

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Daniel Day-Lewis Is One of the Best Actors Alive But Has the ‘Worst Taste in TV,’ Says Paul Thomas Anderson

What does the world’s greatest living film actor watch on television? Apparently a crappy Discovery Channel reality series.

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Paul Thomas Anderson made a rare late-night TV appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and busted Day-Lewis for having the “worst taste in television.” It turns out the three-time Oscar winner was obsessed with “Naked and Afraid” a couple of years ago, so much so that he tuned in each week and urged Anderson himself to check it out.

“Honestly, for the world’s greatest actor he has the worst taste in television,” Anderson said. “He was particularly obsessed a few years ago with ‘Naked and Afraid.’ Do you remember that show? He would always be like [to me], ‘You’ve got to watch “Naked and Afraid.”‘ Each week he’d tune in.
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Jonny Greenwood’s Oscar-Worthy ‘Phantom Thread’ Score is Now Streaming in Its Entirety — Listen

Jonny Greenwood’s Oscar-Worthy ‘Phantom Thread’ Score is Now Streaming in Its Entirety — Listen
Sit down and turn up the volume. Jonny Greenwood’s gorgeous and Oscar-worthy original score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” is now streaming in its entirety online and it more than deserves all of our attention.

Read More:Jonny Greenwood’s ‘Phantom Thread’ Original Score is Used in Nearly 70% of the Movie

The score marks the fourth collaboration between Greenwood and Anderson after “There Will Be Blood,” “The Master,” and “Inherent Vice,” and it could very well be Greenwood’s best film score yet. The musician has never earned an Oscar nomination. “Phantom Thread” deserves to change that.

IndieWire named Greenwood’s “Phantom Thread” score the best of 2017. “If Greenwood’s contributions to ‘Phantom Thread’ are the most beautiful (and self-sustaining) music that he’s ever written for the screen,” wrote David Ehrlich, “it’s only because his compositions are even more inextricable from this movie than they were from his last three scores.
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Mondo is Bringing Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’ Original Score to Vinyl For the First Time

Mondo is Bringing Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’ Original Score to Vinyl For the First Time
Mondo is celebrating the release of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” by bringing the iconic score to his character epic “Magnolia” to vinyl for the first time. The 3-lp set features all of the film’s songs by Aimee Mann and the complete score by Jon Brion. The vinyl goes on sale January 17.

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Magnolia” was released in 1999 following the crossover success of “Boogie Nights.” The sprawling saga featured Anderson’s most star-studded ensemble, including Julianne Moore, Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Baker Hall, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, and more. Cruise was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

Mondo will release the original songs and score not only on vinyl for the first time, but also for the first time in a single release. The collection features new artwork from Joao Ruas and is pressed on 180 gram colored vinyl. The
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20 Actors Who Starred in Multiple Awards Contenders This Year

20 Actors Who Starred in Multiple Awards Contenders This Year
From Timothée Chalamet to Michael Stuhlbarg, Jason Mitchell to Robin Wright, these actors have plenty of projects to discuss this awards season.

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Music for ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Wonder,’ ‘Meyerowitz Stories’ Drives Home the Family Dynamic

Music for ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Wonder,’ ‘Meyerowitz Stories’ Drives Home the Family Dynamic
From teenage yearning to a parent’s sadness and the wonder-filled gaze of a child with a facial deformity, the heart thrives in 2017’s family offerings and their scores.

“Lady Bird”

Music by Jon Brion

With a resume that includes such artists as Fiona Apple and Kanye West and movie scores for “Magnolia” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” Jon Brion’s approach to music is far from traditional. So it’s no surprise that the composer threw aside the typical tropes of an orchestral score.

After screening Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” with Saoirse Ronan playing a teenager struggling with life in Sacramento, Brion opted for an intimate sound that featured a small group of rhythm instruments and a woodwind ensemble, primarily flutes. “It is, by nature, a more delicate, very humane sound,” Brion says. “Strings can remind us we’re watching a movie. This felt a little more private, a little
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