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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood


    This film really was a huge set-up for PTA after Punch Drunk Love. Not that his previous work was bad by any means, it’s just this film is that next level that very few filmmakers ever achieve (Tarkovsky, Kubrick, Harlin). 

    What’s most noticeably different compared to his previous work for me is the tone. This film still has the same mixture of comedy and drama that PTA is known for but there’s a higher degree of brutalism in this film.…

  • Simon, King of the Witches

    Simon, King of the Witches


    I wish it had more trippy scenes like the end but always appreciate psychedelic thrillers.

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  • The Post

    The Post


    Who knew Spielberg would direct a Mr Show reunion? 
    On one hand this film is well told, very relevant and has Spielberg not phoning it in. On the other hand despite some decent moments Tom Hanks is miscast (I felt like he thought he was in a Spider-Man film), the lens flare was awful, some very cheesy production design and the film just seems way too on the nose many times throughout. 

    It’s impressive that Spielberg will have released 3…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread


    “You know what I wanna see right?”
    “Whatchu wanna see?”
    “I wanna see that PTA joint”
    “Phantom Thread again?”
    “Aww yeah, again and again!”

    Phantom Thread isn’t perfect or the best film but it’s the best version of this type of film possible. The parts that it gets right is everything that filmmakers should be striving for. I hope PTA keeps pushing himself and love that he’s not afraid to switch up his style. 

    Vicky Krieps really is a gem that deserves all the praise and more. Can’t wait to see what she’ll next.