Aug 18 • 55M

Ep. 66 Magnolia

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Anna Rettberg
Casey Muratori
Molly Movie Club is a weekly podcast featuring in-depth discussions of movies.
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Today’s movie is Magnolia directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Magnolia has a tendency to wander into the kind of melodrama that can feel like it’s trying a bit too hard. Compared to PTA’s later work, the movie feels messy and unfocused, and there’s a confidence that he finds in his later films that feels like it’s missing from Magnolia. The other big problem with this film is that many of the scenes are just not interesting, which is especially noticeable after watching Pulp Fiction.

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