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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Today at 01:56:55 AM »
I was greeted with this tonight:
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - SPOILERS!
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Today at 01:54:23 AM »
Initial thoughts. Loved the movie of course. It's unlike anything else I've seen. This, basically:

Phantom Thread’s sort of inverted narrative structure, forming plot almost purely out of emotion, was always the inevitable trajectory that began with Blood and The Master

These two characters and all the emotions and THAT MUSIC are still swimming around in my brain, growing...

I've only begun to skim through, but Wilder you've written some truly brilliant stuff here about the film. I fully agree with the reading that Reynolds's personality disorder is his curse.

Some assorted thoughts before I forget. Apologies if these things have been said....

Their romance begins with Reynolds seducing Alma and sort of establishing dominance. But the real story is Alma seducing him. You can see Reynolds being taken by Alma's playful deviousness bit by bit. Something — perhaps the part of himself that's really not himself (his disorder) — prevents him from submitting to her advances. I so wanted him to submit. He wants to. Alma knows he wants to, so she helps him along. And finally he does. Also, what a bold choice to have them actually fall in love after they're married.

Alma suspected that Reynolds wanted to possess her. And then, indeed, he used language to that effect in his marriage proposal, which I think is why she hesitated and then asked the followup question: "will you marry me?"

After Inherent Vice (sorry, have to say this), it's refreshing to have a PTA movie that knows what it wants and is exactly what it intends to be. This may be one of PTA's less ambitious films on the surface, but it's clearly one of his most perfectly crafted and sneakily complex.
YouTube snags Eminem-produced satirical rap film Bodied

Bodied, a satirical hip-hop film produced by rapper Eminem, will get a public release on YouTube. The company announced its acquisition of the movie today, along with a preview of the film at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21st. A theatrical release will follow later in 2018, and Bodied will also play on YouTube Red, the company’s streaming subscription service.
This callback is legit the best part.  :bravo:

Hilarious, yeah.

I liked how he went along with those Parent-Teacher Association jokes, too.

There's also something vaguely funny about "looks like we like our plates." That was a good question.

I can't decide if his response to the "Get Low" question was earnest or sarcastic/playful, but I'm currently leaning toward the latter.
News and Theory / Re: Filmstruck
« Last post by WorldForgot on Yesterday at 07:47:30 PM »
They have POISON by Todd Haynes in the Horror Section but not Science Fiction?

Interesting and sad
The Art Gallery / Re: The Old Souls Revival
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Yesterday at 07:25:42 PM »
Man, I still cringe that I made that comment not realizing it was you.

And yeah, you sound awesome on the new album!
Just watch it, man. I can bet you'll be surprised, even if you end up not liking it.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by wilberfan on Yesterday at 06:38:17 PM »
News and Theory / Re: Filmstruck
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 06:36:08 PM »
ono yeah, JustWatch yeah. and you can search FilmStruck before signing up, here's the link
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