P.T. Anderson is back in theaters, with Inherent Vice gaining a wide release this weekend. He has built quite a career for himself. Any conversation about the best American filmmakers working today has to include his name. Over the years, he has developed a style all his own, complete with recurring themes, actors, and even individual elements. I’ve put it all together in a scorecard. Continue reading
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Since I was fortunate enough to be in college during the 90s indie movie revolution, a lot of the movies from that era are comfort movies to me. Whether it was Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Reservoir Dogs, or Fargo, I was exposed to a lot of great films at the time. Today’s Great Moment in Movie History (Using Stick Figures) is from that era, and “exposed” is very much an operative word. Continue reading
In the opening scene of P.T. Anderson’s Boogie Nights, the camera swoops down on the titular club. The last time I saw it, I realized that I knew the typeface on the club’s storefront from somewhere. It was the same font that the NFL’s Miami Dolphins used in their script logo throughout the 1980s and into the 90s. Even now, they use a modified version of it. Check out a side-by-side comparison after the jump. Continue reading
The 1990s were a magical time for cinema. Studios began to embrace newer, younger filmmakers with their own unique stories to tell. Fortunately, I was old enough to watch these movies, and they subsequently played a pivotal role in my development as a cinephile. The high school and college years are the perfect time to be introduced to new culture. And for me, that culture included quite a few of the very best films made in the last 30 years. Even the posters left an impression on me. Here are ten of my favorite movie posters from 1990s independent films. All images used courtesy of the IMP Awards site, a tremendous resource: Continue reading
I passed a milestone recently here at TDYLF. Thanks to the help of the editors over at IMDB, I passed the 100,000 Hits milestone on Sunday (with a whopping 80,000+ of those hits coming just since September 30th). To celebrate, I’m beginning a brand new series called “100 Things I Love About the Movies”. To be sure, there a LOT more than 100 things that I love about the movies. As such, this has the potential to become a series- 100 Things I Love About Horror Movies, 100 Things I Love About Foreign Movies, and on and on. I present to you the first edition of “100 Things I Love About the Movies”.