Tag: Paul Thomas Anderson

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Phantom Thread is “mournful and stunning”

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread is an amalgamation of the arts, with the outcome being a violently charming masterstroke. It’s a Zolaesque piece of sophistication, rife with addiction, passion and possession. Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) is a selfish creature of haute couture; a perverse man-child dependant on strict routine. When he meets young waitress Alma…

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Review: Inherent Vice

Director and writer: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson Runtime: 148 mins Genre: Crime/Comedy     When adapting a book like Inherent Vice, it begs the question of just how to translate the often downright confusing nature of Thomas Pynchon’s writing to the big screen. The constant stream of strange characters to keep track…

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