Behind-the-scenes of classic Hollywood movies are almost never as good as we want them to be. Look at last year’s My Week With Marilyn, for a recent example. Often, the central star-as-star performance is the standout, with the story failing to live up to the greatness of the film it’s about.
If I really had to choose just one favorite filmmaker who is prolific today, I’d have to select Paul Thomas Anderson. I’ve adored just about everything he’s done, especially Magnolia, Boogie Nights, and There Will Be Blood. A new film from PTA is my own personal idea of an Event Movie.