Tag Archives: Paul Thomas Anderson

Remembrance of Photos Past and Inherent Vice

When I was a kid, my best friend’s parents had one of those huge Time-Life photo books. I became obsessed with it. It was very disturbing stuff and I was drawn to it with a queasy fascination. I was 9, … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2018

Thanks, everyone, who hangs out here, who likes what I do, whether you’re an Elvis fan, a Supernatural fan, a general cinephile, a book-lover, or just someone who’s been checking in periodically for almost 16 years – WHAT? – I … Continue reading

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September 2018 Viewing Diary

Slacker (1990; d. Richard Linklater) Did a little walk down Richard Linklater lane, starting at the top, and then going all the over the place chronologically. If you think about Linklater, and his extraordinary body of work – and you … Continue reading

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A deliberate nod? See for yourself.

1. Julianne Moore as “Amber Waves”, sitting across from her husband, with a lawyer and a judge present, fighting for visitation/partial custody of her son in Boogie Nights. 2. Gena Rowlands as “Sarah Lawson”, sitting across from her husband, with … Continue reading

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For Rogerebert.com’s “If We Picked the Oscar Winners”: On Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Loveless

The Rogerebert.com contributors are each writing a piece for the “If We Picked the Oscar Winners” series on the site. We all voted on each category. I wrote on Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Loveless as our chosen contender for Best Foreign Film. … Continue reading

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January 2018 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 7, episode 10 “Death’s Door” (2011; d. Robert Singer) What an extraordinary episode of television. It’s funny: I too block out what happened in that kitchen in Bobby’s childhood. I forget it almost every time. Those actors playing … Continue reading

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Film Comment podcast: Chatting about Phantom Thread

Film Comment producer Violet Lucca and I discuss Phantom Thread on this week’s Film Comment podcast. Check it out! And, of course, see the film! I also found a way to rave about Garrett Hedlund, even though he has nothing … Continue reading

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“Love, After a Fashion”: P.T. Anderson’s Phantom Thread

I’m honored to have written the cover story for the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Film Comment. The layout looks incredible. While the essay is online, there’s nothing quite like print! You can check out the Table of Contents here, and … Continue reading

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Review: Phantom Thread (2017)

I went deep and long in my essay on Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread for Film Comment.

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Films I Loved in 2017

… and if I’ve written about them, I’ll include links. My “Top 10′ is included over at Ebert but I’m honestly not into rankings. Silly to do with art. Here are some of the films I’ve loved. And I missed … Continue reading

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