We like Paul Thomas Anderson, but we do not love him. A little bit of his style of film making goes a long way. We’re of the opinion that even the best of artists need someone to reel them in a little, even if it’s only by 5%.
Would you rather watch a Blade Runner or Pulp Fiction type film and hear about the scenarios and scenes they left behind and imagine ‘what if?’, or see every little thing that was on the director’s mind and be let down by a bloated, wandering, pretentious mess where the full effect of the story at hand comes up short?
Having said that we saw Boogie Nights in the theater five times.