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I’m Putting You On: Self-Fashioning and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread

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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Quick Take: Phantom Thread

***SPOILERS AHEAD***

I approach all Paul Thomas Anderson movies with a mix of excitement and trepidation. Every one I’ve seen (the only one I haven’t is his first,  158 more words

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Review: Phantom Thread (2017)

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

*****

This review was originally published on Scannain.com

Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth feature, bears little ostensible resemblance to his previous films. 1,061 more words

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Pretending To Hate: There Will Be Blood

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

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Bob le Flambeur (1956)

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

Bob le Flambeur feels familiar.  It’s a casino heist movie that surely influenced Ocean’s 11 (1960), complete with the methodically constructed plan and the suave, comforting criminal of a lead character.   1,201 more words

415. The Master

★★★½

Scientology isn’t so much subject of “The Master” as the after course. The newfound church is a loose thread that can be drawn to Paul Thomas Anderson’s grandiose museum portrait of a movie, if you don’t bother to look at anything else happening around you. 447 more words

The Royal Wedding Dress

Was I the only one hoping the dress would be designed by the House of Woodcock?

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