Not that I would ever EVER wish for any PTA film to have a sequel, watching this made me desperately want more from these two, and I'll catch any and all repertory screenings that will hopefully happen in the future. Really want Phantom Thread to get more and more recognition as the years pass. Vertigo level recognition.
Film #2 of Smiler Grogan's Scavenger Hunt
Task 2/30: An anime not directed by Hayao Miyazaki
I haven't watched this in ages, but it also used to be played at parties (cause my friends in high school were anime nerds, something I never really was myself) and all I remembered from this was just two hours of TETSUOOO and KANNNEEDA. But watching this with fresh eyes has really allowed me to fully appreciate it. Great animation and…
Still such a fucking beautiful piece of cinema. That beauty increased tenfold tonight, having had the opportunity to watch it at the awesome Palace Theater in downtown LA, with THE Harry Dean Stanton introducing the film. He got a standing ovation and no "thank you" was muttered from his mouth; only "alright you can shut the fuck up now." Brilliant.