Seeing Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread for a second time, I was struck by how apt the world of haute couture is for the landscape of a story in which the self-fashioning of love—both of ourselves and how we see others—plays out. 512 more words
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If a film doesn’t have a plot what is the point?
There Will Be Blood is what appears to be the tale of a man’s unflinching desire for wealth at the cost of his humanity and the lives of others, but in reality it’s just the camera following around a man who’s a complete asshole. 1,166 more words