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Filmmakers Not Making Films: Paul Thomas Anderson – Fiona Apple’s Hot Knife

I’ve highlighted filmmakers enough recently who are making all sorts except their typical—the feature film—so this may become a somewhat regular posting if the trend holds true. Now we have something new from Paul Thomas Anderson (though he supposedly shot this prior to shooting The Master and has been working on it ever since) in […]

Outer Space

“Don’t ask what I’d like to do to [Gene] Kelly with that stupid umbrella,” and more One Star Netflix Reviews. “For my next trick,” says Joseph Cornell, or Vladimir Nabokov, or Wes Anderson, “I have put the world into a box.” Your Poet: dispensable advice from a master (written, to this editor’s delight, by an […]

The Hysterical Realism Reading List

First Wave: Vladimir Nabokov—Lolita (1955), Pale Fire (1962), Speak, Memory (1936-66), Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (1969) Thomas Pynchon—V. (1963) , Crying of Lot 49 (1966), Gravity’s Rainbow (1973), Mason & Dixon (1997), Against The Day (2006) William Gaddis—The Recognitions (1955), JR (1975), a Frolic of His Own (1994) John Barth—Fiction: the Sot-Weed Factor […]