Review: Rare Beasts

Director: Billie Piper Stars: Billie Piper, Leo Bill, Lily James Pop star... Doctor Who sidekick... national treasure and a very good actor, Billie Piper has run the gamut already. But she's not done. Not nearly. Chiseling into the third decade of a varied career, Rare Beasts finds her working both sides of the camera. Writer/director … Continue reading Review: Rare Beasts

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

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