Pauls films are all beautiful, the camera work and set design is always as stylish as his storytelling. Whilst his films may not be academic in nature, I feel that most times he does not underestimate the intelligence of his audience. The way in which he tells his stories leaves a lot to the viewer. The story is clearly there but it is not spelled out in capital letters.
To be honest I have a feeling that boogie nights was a big FU to everyone in general. It says, yes I can make a main stream movie filled with violence,comedy, action, porn, catchy 70’s tunes etc and I can make it better than all of you wannabes that are doing it to be cool.
I enjoy his film making style immensely and PTA is definitely one of my favorite storytellers of all time.
My favorite PTA films in order of preference:
There will be blood