Are you a closet film critic? Now you have the chance to share your opinions with a national radio audience, as Talk of the Nation's Film Club opens its first meeting with a discussion of Magnolia. The film has been praised for the performances of its ensemble cast including the likes of Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, and William H. Macy. It's been called one of the year's riskiest but most rewarding efforts, and tells the story of nine desperate Los Angeles characters whose lives intersect and weave a tale of regret, loneliness, love and longing. If you've seen the film, be sure to join Mike Shuster to share your impressions of Magnolia.