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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.
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


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 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.   

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

-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)

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

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.
The Small Screen / Re: The X-Files
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on February 15, 2018, 04:40:38 PM »
Caught up with "Ghouli." I'm not sure I agree with the effusive praise. Sure it's the best of this season up to this point, but I feel like I saw much better several times last season.


On the plus side, it absolutely felt like a classic X-Files episode. It's kind of stunning how precisely they're able to replicate that feeling with at least half the new ones, especially this and Home Again.

Scully's big acting scene did not work for me. Probably because I did not believe for a second that this was William, so it seemed very silly. Now I can't unsee that. I also did not like how they kept switching back and forth between two angles; this may just have been something I noticed in my boredom and could also not unsee.

As you guys acknowledged, William is a little problematic. First of all, he crafted an elaborate prank on his two girlfriends and was cool with them going in there wielding knives? Secondly, he has two girlfriends?

In the episode's defense, I will say that it handles the double girlfriend scenario much better than Manchester By The Sea, where it was supposed to be a cute "boys will be boys" sort of thing. Here, there are dire consequences, and the girls find out, and it's not fun anymore.

All of that said, I think they've already made William a pretty interesting character, and I want to see more.

Oh... and I'm still not sure what to think of "Forehead Sweat." I thought a lot of it was very funny and thought-provoking, but not on par with "Were-monster." I agree that something felt off and that it went a bit too far in being disrespectful to the characters.
This Year In Film / Re: Black Panther
« Last post by Sleepless on February 15, 2018, 03:07:31 PM »

News and Theory / Re: Miscellaneous trailers
« Last post by jenkins on February 15, 2018, 01:45:11 PM »
he should have his own thread but i don't really like starting threads

2017 In Film / Re: Lady Bird
« Last post by ©brad on February 15, 2018, 12:41:12 PM »
This one sneaks up on you. There's not much in this movie we haven't seen before, and yet it all feels new somehow. It's insanely relatable to a seemingly broad cross-section of people (at least from reviews and various anecdotes I've gathered). I'm not sure if it's one of the best movies of the year but I gobbled it right up.

Oh and Laurie Metcalf slays. She needs to be in more stuff.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by wilberfan on February 15, 2018, 12:30:16 PM »

DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by jenkins on February 15, 2018, 11:15:48 AM »
well yeah cool report back please
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