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Magnolia (1999)

December 17th, 1999 | by Padraic Coffey

With his second film, Boogie Nights, Paul Thomas Anderson won almost universal critical acclaim and amassed a surprisingly solid return


Boogie Nights (1997)

October 10th, 1997 | by Padraic Coffey

“Everyone’s blessed with one special thing”, Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) pensively declares in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights. The empty-headed


Face/Off (1997)

June 27th, 1997 | by Padraic Coffey

Before he made the transition from Hong-Kong to Hollywood in the early 1990s, John Woo had amassed a reputation as


Hard Eight (1996)

January 20th, 1996 | by Padraic Coffey

Film criticism can be a sometimes hazardous endeavour, susceptible to derision when viewed in retrospect. This risk is heightened when


Clueless (1995)

July 19th, 1995 | by Padraic Coffey

Although the self-styled ‘teen movie’ has never suffered a major dip in prominence on the American film scene – teenagers


The Exorcist III (1990)

August 17th, 1990 | by Padraic Coffey

Though known the world over for penning celebrated horror novel The Exorcist, which he subsequently adapted into an Oscar-winning screenplay,


Arachnophobia (1990)

July 18th, 1990 | by Padraic Coffey

The phenomenal success of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws inspired several imitators, all aiming to replicate its formidable profitability at the box



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