Choking on my own spit like it’s too important to swallow.
Right at the hour and a half mark, Jesse tells the story of their children enjoying themselves on a trampoline but eventually find themselves arguing over a hula hoop. He uses this as an example that the natural human state of being is "a little dissatisfied" and "perpetually discontented." Celine responds, in full:
When I see them fight, I see beautiful energy of going forward in life and not letting anyone step on them or take away what they want.…
Part of what has drawn me to Paul Thomas Anderson is that I self-identify as “a fucking mess.” And PTA loves a man who is a mess.
This year, I watched Daniel Plainview, Reynolds Woodcock, Freddie Quell, Lancaster Dodd, Sydney, Eddie Adams, Barry Egan, and Larry Sportello tear themselves apart with obsession, insecurity, fear, greed, a desire for purpose, or any other number of reasons the broken make a mess of themselves and those around them. It feels right to be…
Topping from the bottom is a dual responsibility that brings secondary complexity to the already complex dynamics of kink relationships. Handled with care, The Duke of Burgandy highlights a lush emotional journey from decay to rebirth through the struggles of navigating these dynamics.