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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by Drenk on Today at 10:32:44 AM »
Is someone watching it today?
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by Something Spanish on Today at 09:04:11 AM »
Don't know if I dig the title. Should be retitled as "Phantom Beaver".

Is that based on your viewing of the film or conjecture?
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by mogwai on Yesterday at 11:48:32 PM »
Don't know if I dig the title. Should be retitled as "Phantom Beaver".
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by Lewton on Yesterday at 11:24:52 AM »
I was recently thinking about how PTA first met DDL. If I recall correctly, Day-Lewis really admired Punch-Drunk Love, passed along some glowing remarks to Anderson, and that eventually led to them collaborating on There Will Be Blood. Do I have that right?

I'm really not sure what type of movie Phantom Thread is going to be, but perhaps it's the eccentric, romantic love story that DDL wanted all along. This is not to say that he didn't gravitate toward TWBB; interviews suggest DDL had a real affinity for that material. It is interesting, though, that Anderson's most optimistic and explicitly romantic movie, which is opposed to TWBB in many ways, drew him into the collaboration in the first place.

At any rate, I'm really excited to see a strain of romanticism come to the fore in Anderson's work again. It was definitely there in The Master and Inherent Vice, but it seems like Phantom Thread's romantic aspects will be much more sustained and explicit, whereas there were a lot of other things competing for our interest in the last two films.
This Year In Film / Most Beautiful Island
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 12:42:34 AM »

A chilling portrait of an undocumented young woman's struggle for survival as she finds redemption from a tortured past in a dangerous game.

Written, Directed, and Starring Ana Asensio
Release Date - November 3, 2017, available for rent on Amazon

The Grapevine / Like Me
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 12:11:44 AM »

A coming-of-age story about a young woman who sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media.

Written and Directed by Robert Mockler
Starring Addisson Timlin, Larry Fessenden
Release - Theatrical in January 2018, VOD in March 2018

Quote from: Eric Kohn, IndieWire
There may be no idea more contemporary than a demented character using the internet in the reckless pursuit of fame. Writer-director Rob Mockler’s debut, “Like Me,” distills that motif to a ferocious young woman so compelled to create online sensations that they drive her insane. It’s an obvious conceit and doesn’t offer new insights, but Mockler transforms the material into a solid thriller with an edgy vision of millennial lunacy, sketching out a psychopath unique to the viral video age.

That would be Kiya (Addison Timlin), a mysterious prankster first seen recording a convenience store clerk late at night as she puts a gun to his head and he begs for his life. The video instantly takes off, generating heated debates across the web and Mockler’s stylish montage captures the overlapping conversations with a knack for featuring the disorienting chaos of modern discourse.


“Like Me” falls in line with contemporary tech-thrillers like “King Kelly” and “Nerve,” in which young people exploit digital tools to fixate on the dangerous extremes of exhibitionism. Kiya’s a fascinating entry in part because she has no purpose other than her relentless quest to capture bizarre events and share them with the world. Taking a homeless man to a diner, she toys with her food to a grotesque degree, and it’s unclear what will happen next.


Mockler’s imagery is a bit all over the place, but his reference points are clear. Equal parts “Spring Breakers” and “Requiem for a Dream,” the neon-soaked palette could exist in the same unhinged universes. At times the imagery suggests an eagerness to funnel existing avant-garde traditions into a fresh narrative context. At one point, Kiya playfully attempts to seduce Marshall by dangling from the ceiling in a hammock, her face obscured, like some anthropomorphized version of the human reproductive system out of Matthew Barney’s “Cremaster” cycle
Other Media / Re: Podcasts
« Last post by wilder on November 22, 2017, 11:46:55 PM »
Heaven's Gate

In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question...‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe - tell their story.

Will be 10 episodes total, 5 released so far. The cult member's self-recorded exit videos are also on youtube.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Has anyone here ever met PTA? Tell us your stories....
« Last post by tpfkabi on November 22, 2017, 07:59:40 PM »

Wow. I don't remember seeing that at all. After seeing the Leah Remini show I started wondering if people involved with the film were harassed like a lot of people allege on that show.
This Year In Film / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on November 22, 2017, 10:58:25 AM »
That is true. I'm hoping those are just his most intense moments.
This Year In Film / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Last post by Drenk on November 22, 2017, 10:48:30 AM »
Mark Hamill's acting in these trailers and teasers seems really awkward.
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