Hard Eight (1996)
Paul Thomas Anderson will get lots of love for many, if not all of his motion pictures, and for good cause. Films like The Master, Boogie Nights, and There Will Be Blood are technical and creative masterpieces, however one in all PTA’s motion pictures that does not get talked about sufficient is his 1996 directorial debut, Hard Eight. Centered round an previous gambler (Philip Baker Hall) as he takes a younger man (John C. Reilly) beneath his wing and reveals him the ropes, the plot shortly unfolds with revelations of betrayal, homicide, and much and many felony components because the freshman filmmaker explores the darkness of Nevada’s largest trade.
Stream it on CBS All Access right here.