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The best film I’ve ever seen

April 9, 2015

Hello folks, it’s been a long time since I published anything so I want to post something pretty short that I’m nevertheless proud of. As a big movie buff, from time to time I’m asked what my favourite film of all-time is, and in response I wrote a short essay about Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia.  The most important reason that it’s my favourite film is that it had the biggest impact of any film I’ve seen on who I am as a person and film buff, but explaining that impact in the depth it deserves is a long and complex process. Thus, I challenged myself to write about Magnolia in 100 words or less, and this is the result.

Magnolia: One Hundred words on its importance to me, and why others should watch it

“Magnolia” taught me that there is no greater pain than having unresolved issues with family, and that confronting kin after they’ve hurt you is a very difficult, but transformative and necessary, process. That such a touching, wise and extremely compassionate movie rivets the attention for three hours is a testament to how wildly entertaining it is. The acting is top-notch (Tom Cruise has never been better) and there are both a musical interlude and an unforgettably Biblical ending; quite simply, “Magnolia” is the very best film I have ever seen.


2014 Toronto International Film Festival Capsule Review: A Girl at my Door

September 24, 2014

A work colleague of mine, David Davidson, kindly offered to publish my latest review, of July Jang’s A Girl at my Door, on his blog, Toronto Film Review. Here’s the link to my review in particular; I hope you like it.


June 22, 2007

This blog will serve as an article archive for me, Lars Aumueller, a graduate of the University of Toronto at Scarborough with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English. I am looking for employment that will allow me to use my skills as a writer, editor and proofreader. Thank you for your time and I hope you enjoy reading my articles and essays.