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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by greenberryhill on February 16, 2018, 10:40:34 AM »
New interview! *With some SPOILERS i guess*

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The Small Screen / Re: The X-Files
« Last post by Sleepless on February 16, 2018, 08:51:12 AM »
I could easily leave everything pre-Ghouli in this season. And the only ep I'd save from S10 is Babylon (though even that doesn't stand up so well two years later). Look, the show shouldn't have come back like this. It's aged, the actors have aged, the world is different, and TV is different. Ghouli and Kitten are good episodes - really good by S10-11 standard - but no, in the clear light of day, they don't compare to any of the classic eps. For what it's worth, I wasn't a fan of GA's big scene in Ghouli either. You could see the acting. Not good. But everyone else was raving about it, so on rewatches I tried to appreciate it more, tried to go with it. I still think DD does a much better job in that ep. Forehead Sweat, the more I think about it, might be the worst episode in the history of the show. Yes, far worse even than Fight Club. There are aspects of it I do like (the idea that Reggie was a third partner everyone forgot about) but the way it was handled was atrocious. It was absolutely lazy writing on DM's part, a sloppy victory lap of elements he's used previously and to better end, most notably in his two Millennium eps. But honestly, it was the all the Trump stuff that really damaged it for me. I hate the guy as much as the next sane person, but that's part of why I don't want what used to be my favorite show becoming a shrine to him, even if it is a shrine of hatred. It's interesting how our thoughts on the show have evolved over the past few weeks in particular. Back when we started the podcast, way back in early 2015, the concept was to celebrate this show we loved and get excited for it coming back. And then S10 happened and we tried our best to make a most of it. But listen to the S10 in review ep and you can hear my unease at the unabashed bashing of the show from Avi, Tiff, and Garrett. I'm trying to find the positive, but they're having none of it. And knowing what S10 turned out to be, we've all approached S11 with a bit more caution. So yeah, we'll take the highs when we get them, and perhaps overdo it, but our perspective has definitely shifted from excitement about new episodes to "please let it die, gently, gracefully." We'll talk more about that in upcoming eps I'm sure. Avi and Keva visited the set during principal filming on the season finale. I probably can't say much, but from what I do know, that last ep sounds a right mess. One thing in particular which I know happens sounds utterly retarded and will anger people who were already upset with a certain choice that was made in S10. We have Tiff and Garrett on to talk about that ep, and Keva's going to help me out trying to keep the conversation kinda balanced and on track. But it'll be a cluster, no two ways about it. Avi, Keva, and I are going to do a more relaxed S11 in review ep after that, so that should be a good, more thoughtful review of the revival and probably a bit of mourning for the show. Anyway, it's nice to take a couple of weeks off from the show, and hopefully we'll get another good few eps before MS4 shits all over everything.
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This Year In Film / Re: Black Panther
« Last post by samsong on February 16, 2018, 04:46:00 AM »
well, this was no paddington 2, but then again, thats an impossibly high bar to clear.

hugely disappointing.  would go so far as to say it’s bad.  almost dc bad. 
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by eward on February 15, 2018, 10:58:07 PM »
I saw Cast Away again recently and dear God did that kick some dirt in my eyes. Tom Hanks is a national treasure.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by Lewton on February 15, 2018, 09:49:06 PM »
I finally watched The 'Burbs recently, and this is partly due to PTA praising Tom Hanks' earlier, comedic performances during this interview. I don't think he mentioned this particular movie, but I'm assuming he's a fan.

I just rewatched A League of Their Own last night and holy hell, Tom Hanks is on fire in that one.

I really want to watch that one. Just a few days ago, before watching Apollo 13 and The 'Burbs, the earliest Hanks movie I had seen was Saving Private Ryan. I clearly have a bit to catch up on...
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by Fuzzy Dunlop on February 15, 2018, 09:44:14 PM »
I finally watched The 'Burbs recently, and this is partly due to PTA praising Tom Hanks' earlier, comedic performances during this interview. I don't think he mentioned this particular movie, but I'm assuming he's a fan.

I just rewatched A League of Their Own last night and holy hell, Tom Hanks is on fire in that one.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by Lewton on February 15, 2018, 09:19:19 PM »
PT on the Adam Buxton Podcast (starts @ 6:45)

I finally watched The 'Burbs recently, and this is partly due to PTA praising Tom Hanks' earlier, comedic performances during this interview. I don't think he mentioned this particular movie, but I'm assuming he's a fan.
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DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on February 15, 2018, 07:51:21 PM »
well yeah cool report back please

:yabbse-thumbup:


May 2018 TBD

Robert Downey Sr.’s Greaser’s Palace (1972) on blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing, from a new remaster struck from the original camera negative



In a film that must be seen to be believed, the story of Christ's sufferings is set in the Old West. A zoot-suited drifter performs miracles and attracts a large following. But what he really wants to do is sing and dance! He finally gets to play The Palace, a saloon run by the ruthless Seaweedhead Greaser, and he's a big hit. But he's got more miracles to do...like restoring life to Greaser's son, killed by his father, and contending with Greaser's envious daughter Cholera.

PT & Jonathan Demme discuss the movie extensively here


Summer 2018 TBD

Ida Lupino's The Bigamist (1953) on blu-ray from Kino, from a new 4K remaster



San Francisco businessman Harry Graham (Edmond O'Brien) and his wife and business partner, Eve (Joan Fontaine), are in the process of adopting a child. When private investigator Jordan (Edmund Gwenn) uncovers the fact that Graham has another wife, Phyllis (Ida Lupino), and a small child in Los Angeles, he confesses everything. In flashback, Graham tells of the strains in his marriage with Eve and how he found himself falling for the kind-hearted waitress Phyllis while on a business trip.   


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DVD Talk / Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Last post by wilder on February 15, 2018, 07:45:08 PM »
May

-Midnight Cowboy (1969, John Schlesinger)
-Au Hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson)
-Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985, Paul Schrader)
-Beyond the Hills (2012, Cristian Mungiu)
-Graduation (2015, Cristian Mungiu)
-The Other Side of Hope (2017, Aki Kaurismäki)
-Moonrise (1948, Frank Borzage)


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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Awards ticker
« Last post by wilberfan on February 15, 2018, 05:50:29 PM »
Phantom Thread wins Best Film in Village Voice Film Poll


https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/02/13/the-village-voice-film-poll/


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To be fair, the Voice poll does like PTA: The Master and There Will Be Blood came out on top in 2012 and 2007, respectively, and even his divisive Thomas Pynchon adaptation Inherent Vice had a respectable showing in 2014. (In fact, every film Anderson made since 1999 has placed in our Top Ten; view past results of the Village Voice Film Poll here.) But perhaps more significantly, Phantom Thread is the kind of work — patient, subtle, sexy, disturbing — that sinks into your brain and lingers there for a while. It was a pleasant surprise to see it do so well with Oscar nominations; maybe these added weeks of reflection will prod the Academy to throw it an actual statue or two.
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