The Best Films Of The Decade

I posted a list like this, broken out into 5 parts, earlier this year, then took it down again. I was triggered by a couple of other publications that dared to make their lists so early. This is an updated version. Long, but snugly housed all in the one post. It just requires a lot … Continue reading The Best Films Of The Decade

Ranked: Paul Thomas Anderson

As Phantom Thread readies for home release, I thought I'd indulge in a deceptively difficult and openly personal task; ranking the feature films of Paul Thomas Anderson. Expect a multitude of adjectives in my rundown below. The ordering you may well disagree with; everyone's preferences are different. What has struck me, however, is how good all … Continue reading Ranked: Paul Thomas Anderson

Review: Phantom Thread

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville There is a darkly comic scene somewhere in the region of an hour into Phantom Thread in which a woman named Barbara Rose (Harriet Sansom Harris) sits pickled at a wedding party in an outfit made for her by master dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel … Continue reading Review: Phantom Thread

Review: Inherent Vice

For some, myself included, there's a palpable sense of anticipation whenever a new Paul Thomas Anderson film lands, especially in recent years as the austerity of There Will Be Blood and The Master have rushed him to the top of the stack of America's brightest, most lauded directors. Inherent Vice seems likely to appease as many of … Continue reading Review: Inherent Vice

Why I Love… #42: Punch-Drunk Love

Year: 2002 Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Adam Sandler (Barry Egan), Emily Watson (Lena Leonard), Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Dean Trumbell), Mary Lynn Rajskub (Elizabeth), Luis Guzmán (Lance) Genre: Romance / Comedy It begins with a man in a blue suit sat at a desk in a seemingly vast space. Barry Egan, a nervous, twitchy entrepeneur … Continue reading Why I Love… #42: Punch-Drunk Love