Weekend Picks

Directors and Their Muses: Part II

Hope you enjoy discovering more of these great tag-teams of directors and their vessels for creativity.

Paul Thomas Anderson & Philip Seymour Hoffman

Boogie Nights

The story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Magnolia

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

The Master

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future – until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.


Martin Scorsese & Robert De Niro

Raging Bull

The searing story of middleweight boxing champion Jake La Motta, a man driven by personal demons to become a terror in the ring– and a self-loathing failure out of it.

Taxi Driver

A Vietnam veteran becomes a New York taxi driver and allows the violence around him to explode in his mind, sending him into violence himself.

Goodfellas

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

Cape Fear

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Wes Anderson & Bill Murray

The Royal Tenenbaums

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill.

Rushmore
A gifted, rebellious teenager finds himself in competition with a wealthy older man for a favorite teacher’s affections.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.

Moonrise Kingdom

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Oops, I see we don’t have “The Life Aquatic” in the collection. That will have to change, like now!

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