Tag Archives: Magnolia

The Smile of Claudia Gator

Today I take a look at the final, transcendental scene in Magnolia… Magnolia is primarily an agonised scream at people’s inability to communicate effectively with each other, and at cinema’s great betrayal which denies us a true perception of reality. Paul Thomas Anderson is noted as having said that he feels betrayed by film for […]

Magnolia Character Analysis by Julia Van Valkenburg

Today Julia from Catch*All has stopped by to talk about the characters in Anderson’s classic film Magnolia… (be warned there are heavy spoilers ahead) “…it is the humble opinion of this narrator that this is not just something that happened. This cannot be one of those things. This, please, cannot be that. And for what […]