The 10 Most Distinct Traits of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Cinema

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It has been just 20 years since Paul Thomas Anderson made his silver screen debut with “Hard Eight” and by 1999, he had established himself as one of the greatest American directors in history. Known for complex work that is both accessible by the masses and complexly layered, Anderson merges a surprisingly powerful melodramatic style […]

The 10 Best Performances in a Sidney Lumet Movie

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Sidney Lumet is a director whose filmmaking career spanned exactly 50 years, starting with “12 Angry Men”, a legendary film of the golden age, and concluding with “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”, arguably one of the most underrated films of the 21st century. It is perhaps one of cinema’s great tragedies that this man […]

The 10 Most Distinct Traits of Coen Brothers’ Cinema

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Joel David Coen (born November 29, 1954) and Ethan Jesse Coen (born September 21, 1957) grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Jewish parents. Their mother, Rena, was an art historian and their father, Edward, was an economist. Joel and Ethan’s legendary career in film has garnered 13 Oscar nominations for the pair and four wins. […]

The 10 Best Stellan Skarsgard Movie Performances

An accomplished Swedish actor who mastered the transition between European arthouse to the Americanised mainstream with the help of long-time collaborator Lars von Trier, Skarsgard is a versatile performer capable of everything from the gentlest soul to the most brutal. Although everyday watchers may recognise him from Thor and the English rendition of Girl with […]