Magnolia ★★★★

Paul Thomas Anderson take a bow, you are a masterful storyteller.

There is so much to say about this film… it’s messy, dense, powerful, and demanding, it grabs your attention from the very start. Magnolia is crammed with hidden meanings that ultimately lead to the final act and I really enjoyed it. I never felt lost in time, rather the film condenses and expands time in playful and interesting ways. At 3 hours long, this film can feel punishing at times, but if you’re up to it, I highly recommend it.