Top 20: Movies. Number 16  

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First of three films from this director to make my list, it's

Punch-Drunk Love

I watched Boogie Nights first, then Magnolia, then this, all in anticipation of There Will Be Blood in the second half of last year. Needless to say, Paul Thomas Anderson (PTA from now on) rocketed into my must-follow list. He is the best director working today.

This movie is like an Adam Sandler film brought down to earth, then spun around a bit and painted by a three year old. It's amazing. Take your typical Sandler character and make him a real person. He is child-like but not immature, at least not in the fart joke way. There is a girl and a harpsichord-thingie and a Phillip Seymour Hoffman. What more could you need. And it's beautiful.

Watch these two if you haven't seen it:

And this one if you have seen it to remember how amazing it is:

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Finally, something we can agree on. At the moment it's my favorite of his films. Jurassic Park still sucks.

August 7, 2008 at 11:49 AM

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