Friday, September 21, 2018

Phantom Thread

Sunday, May. 6, 2018

If Lesley Manville's Oscar-nominated portrayal of an icy, unyielding family gatekeeper in "Phantom Thread" sent shivers down your spine, "Mum" is the antidote.

In the U.K. sitcom available on streaming service BritBox, Manville plays the polar opposite of her film role, a gentle soul with...

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

The lion’s share of the time there is at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominee lineups. In only five of the 70 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.

This time around Paul Thomas Anderson...

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

With echoes of "Rebecca" and lavish Max Ophuls productions, writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson spins the tale of an obsessive fashion designer and his muse into a suspenseful and often funny parlor drama with all the trimmings in "Phantom Thread ."

Anderson is revered for his grand...

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017

The day after last November's presidential election, Paul Thomas Anderson boarded a plane to London to go make a movie about love.

"Phantom Thread," which began shooting days after the inauguration, is a hushed chamber drama made amid a time of wall-to-wall cacophony. For his second — and...

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