Paul Thomas Anderson

Filmmaker.

The Perfection of the Date Scene in ‘Punch-Drunk Love’

Paul Thomas Anderson's masterpiece is both romantic and rageful. Read More

The Sacred Frog Storm in ‘Magnolia’

Two hours and forty-five minutes into 'Magnolia,' frogs start falling from the sky. Here's why that's the perfect ending. Read More

The 50 Best Movie Trailers of the Decade

Sometimes trailers are the best part of a movie. These 50 particular trailers were some of the best parts of… Read More

14 Bold Predictions for Pop Culture in the 2020s

What will happen in our pop culture in the decade to come? Our team peers into a crystal ball to… Read More

Paul Thomas Anderson, Jonny Greenwood and the Creative Partnership of the Decade

How two of today’s most important artists found each other and created three defining works of the 2010s. Read More

Which Director Had The Best Decade?

16 directors, from provocateurs to experimentalists to horror masters to Paul Thomas Anderson. Read More

Watch Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Anima,’ Then Watch These Movies

We recommend classic silent films and more to watch after you see the new short film starring Thom Yorke. Read More

What ‘Phantom Thread’ Gets Right About OCD

An exploration of the nuanced relationship of Alma and Reynolds and the barrier between them. Read More

‘Phantom Thread’: Love and Compromise

This video essay examines the central relationship in 'Phantom Thread,' offering an insight into what makes Reynolds and Alma so… Read More

Ranking The Music Videos of Paul Thomas Anderson

While his feature films are synonymous with his name, the work of Paul Thomas Anderson in the realm of music… Read More