Berkreviews.com Movie Club episode 071 – Magnolia (1999)
Continuing Jonathan (@berkreviews) and Corey’s (@coreyrstarr) exploration of Paul Thomas Anderson during the month of May, they check out Magnolia. The film has a huge cast that heavily centers on characters played by Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, and Julianne Moore. However, Anderson regulars John C. Riley, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Philip Baker Hall all play big roles. Corey had seen some of this film before but stopped watching it feeling overwhelmed by the interwoven storylines. Jonathan hadn’t seen it at all.
Next episode – Hard Eight
Our last movie for PTA month is his first film. Corey picked Hard Eight (1996) starring Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, and, the mother of Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow. Neither She nor Jonathan has seen where PTA entered the feature film game. While this will be the last episode featuring a PTA movie, Jonathan is determined to see his other films so check Berkreviews.com to read his reviews as he does.
Berk Reviews Movie Club – General Info
Corey and Jonathan both realized they had a ton of movies they’d never seen. In an effort to work through their gap list, they started this podcast to ensure they at least check one new film off the list almost every week. Thus, for a film to qualify for Movie Club one or both have to have never seen it or at least not seen it for a long time.