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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

    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…

  • Mudbound

    Mudbound

    ★★★½

    My empire of dirt. A bit long winded and pokey, but Rees has mostly achieved a thrilling and powerful juggling act of perspectives, tones, and textures.

    Whole cast is effective, but Mitchell is the heart and soul. So full of warmth and potential while still communicating the box he feels trapped in.