329 – Boogie Nights (1997)

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We are less than a month away from the release of Inherent Vice and I am only on the second film in my Paul Thomas Anderson retrospective. My prospects for completing the project are not looking great, but I shall continue on anyway. The good news is that Boogie Nights is the last PTA movie that I had not seen previously, so I have now watched each of his films at least once. Boogie Nights was released only one year after Hard Eight, Anderson’s debut, but his artistic progression is so great that you might be forgiven for guessing something more like ten years had passed.

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307 – Horns (2013)


Joe Hill has been making a name for himself as an author for the last several years. He has published some critically acclaimed novels including last year’s NOS4A2 and Locke & Key, a comic book published by IDW. Joe Hill is also the son of unbelievably prolific creep Stephen King. It’s admirable that Hill would take on a pseudonym to distance himself from his father, but the connection is quite obvious as soon as you read any of Hill’s prose. Hill’s career hits a new milestone now with the release Alexandre Aja’s Horns, the first film based on one of his novels. Does his work stand up to cinema any better than his father’s?

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