It was really weird watching this right after Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Excerpted from my Film Stage review:
“Satire is always in flux, but never has exaggerated comedy felt more tired than living in a time when absurdity feels unbearably tame compared to the reality of the modern world. Yet, here comes Adam McKay to re-litigate what may as well be ancient history and summon a nation’s hibernating rage to unleash on the last few decades of political boondoggles and particularly one of our pre-eminent boogeyman: Dick Cheney.
McKay has long since…
Hi there, it's been a little while, but I wrote a review. Here's an excerpt of what I wrote for The Film Stage.
"On a basic level, Paul Thomas Anderson makes films about magnetic presences — figures who emanate such greatness that it’s nearly as impossible for bystanders to be around them as it is to not be around them. Phantom Thread, Anderson’s ninth film, is of a piece with much of his career in that way, telling of a…