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Always interesting, sometimes revelatory director Paul Thomas Anderson is one of a rare breed of writer-directors in the game today who qualifies as a true Auteur with little regard for mass market demographics when it comes to articulating his singular vision on the screen. An oddity in the studio system, Anderson’s storylines resemble intricately layered Venn diagrams that flaunt convention and aren’t easily summed up in a single tagline. An expert craftsman, his first four films Hard Eight ... [Read more]

The Weekly Toast 12/23/11

December 23, 2011
THIS WEEK: In space, no one can hear you squeam...So ronery...My precious... • The official trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien spin-off Prometheus surfaced. No aliens appear but there’s plenty of devastation and a tagline that reads “They went looking for our beginning, what they found could be our end." Looks intense. • Notoriously unstable couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel reportedly got engaged. • Nobody doubted Julianne Moore’s ability to take on Tina Fey’s definitive portrait... [Read more]