Review: Phantom Thread (2017)

Paul Thomas Anderson is considered an acquired taste, akin to Woody Allen. One either likes or dislikes the filmography and requires a few or several films to completely enjoy his movies as they are. Even if Phantom Thread is your first P.T. Anderson film, the film still demands a niche audience to fully appreciate it. […]

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Listmania – Paul Thomas Anderson Edition

This week at Filmotomy we are celebrating Paul Thomas Anderson and the brilliant films he’s made over the last 20 years. I myself have been a big fan of his since I first saw Boogie Nights sometime in the late 1990s. I thought it was bold and entertaining as hell. Then I saw Magnolia and […]

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Boogie Nights – Paul Thomas Anderson Flames-Out the 70s

All eyes – and hearts – were on James Cameron’s insipid boat ‘n berg epic, but twenty years later, there is little doubt which of the two films advanced the legacy of American filmmaking. Paul Thomas Anderson has a vision and I doubt he cares what we might think of it…and thank goodness for us all.

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Oscar Rant – Building a Better Mousetrap

Oscar is a snapshot in time, a prom queen, the MVP of a game. It’s borderline idol worship by those in pursuit of “winning”, a validation that our tastes are in sync for some, a betting competition for many, and a glammed-up sideshow of camp for the rest of us.

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Nothing Hits Harder Than Love: Exploring Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch Drunk Love

Punch-drunk syndrome is an actual condition which boxers and alcoholics suffer from, as dictioniary.com describes it “[it is] caused by repeated cerebral concussions and characterized by weakness in the lower limbs, unsteadiness of gait, slowness of muscular movements, hand tremors, hesitancy of speech, and mental dullness.” It could be suggested that Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) suffers something very […]

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