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Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Magnolia is among this month’s Sony Entertainment Movie Highlight (DStv Channel 127).

Screened on July 17 at 20h00 and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, this is a quirky, intriguing mosaic of stories about misunderstanding and coincidence, laying bare America’s damaged psyche.

In a number of intersecting narratives, we meet several sad, brittle and fractured characters, from William H Macy (Shameless, Fargo) as a former quiz whizzkid stuck in a time warp, to Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible, Jack Reacher) as an angry, misogynistic self-help guru. The cast heaves with the who’s who of indie cinema.

Look out for the weather playing a leading role – including frogs raining from the sky.