Berkreviews.com Movie Club episode 072 – Hard Eight (1996)
The last film for Paul Thomas Anderson Month was actually his first feature, Hard Eight (1996). The film stars Phillip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Samuel L. Jackson, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Neither Corey (@coreyrstarr) nor Jonathan (@berkreviews) had seen this film so it was a good choice to end on it. Both had some positives, but it definitely wasn’t their favorite of PTA’s films. Of course, it probably shouldn’t be!
Next Months theme and next episode
The month of June will be LBGTQ+ inspired films. Brokeback Mountain (2005) directed by Ang Lee and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, and Michelle Williams will be the first movie of the month. It’s a film that Jonathan and Corey are very much looking forward to checking off their watchlist as it is long overdue.
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.