America in Microcosm: The Films of P. T. Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson seemed to leap from southern California fully formed as a filmmaker. His first short-film,which was financed by his father, a girlfriend’s credit card and other donors, was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival and landed him funding for a full length feature. Since then and over the course of six films he…Read On


How To Write A Movie Review.

In the last year, I’ve tried to enlist several friends to write for FilmFisher, and on more than a few occasions, one of those friends has hesitated, “I’ve never written a movie review.” For any number of reasons, people are intimidated by the idea of writing a film review because it seems an unfamiliar genre…Read On

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Undefended: The Five Best Movies You Saw This Year.

This week, FilmFisher writers were asked to make a list of the 5 best movies they saw this year. Some made lists of movies which came out in 2014, some made lists which included both 2014 as well as films from previous years which they only got around to seeing this year. Please feel free…Read On


Undefended: Race Relations.

This week, five movies that do a fine job exploring race relations. Sean Johnson: 1. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner 2. To Kill A Mockingbird 3. Glory 4. O Brother, Where Art Thou? 5. ET   James Banks: 1. The Last of the Mohicans 2. Gran Torino 3. Cry, the Beloved Country 4. The Outlaw…Read On