nowhere.Compare this to a movie by Scott Cooper called hostiles and here is the summary - " Hostiles benefits from stunning visuals and a solid central performance from Christian Bale, both of which help elevate its uneven story."Here the critics have already made up their mind that the director has made a sub-par movie and they totally got his movie and they are fully qualified to judge his movie.
If he was ever a true film genius this would be my pick of film to illustrate what film genius is.
Thomas has created a riveting story that strains credibility near the end, but, as always, we are drawn by the amazing performances Anderson always manages to draw from his rep company, especially Moore, Hoffman, and especially Cruise, in the film that should have earned him his first Oscar.
Magnolia is a film that totally works for me and just like Paul's other work, I think this will be a film that I'll gladly revisit many more times in the future!
The raw emotion of seeing each character deal with their circumstance in their own way engages us in yet another way emotionally with Magnolia.
Film Trivia Snippets - Paul Thomas Anderson actually wrote the large bulk of Magnolia's script during a two week spell he spent at the Vermont cabin of William H.
Anderson masterfully directs his film, with superb visuals, that seem to get darker and darker as the film goes along, and a great soundtrack, that captures every moment with a feeling of perfection.
There are many ways to interpret this movie and each situation in the film is incredibly put together : as far as pacing goes - this is one of the fastest movies out , but when it slows down it takes all advantages of it.