Paul Thomas Anderson

Phantom Thread

In the film, Day-Lewis is Reynolds Woodcock, a skilled and sought-after designer of women’s gowns, who’s as rigid and regimented as he is revered. Reynolds is not a particularly likeable fellow: he’s gruff and dismissive and self-important, not to mention being the better side of 50, yet women – presumably desperate to have him dress …

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Inherent Vice

Joaquin Phoenix, with his weirdo-chameleon persona in the media (remember when he grew a beard and said he was quitting acting to become a rapper?), is, at the very least, always interesting. When you see him in Inherent Vice as “Doc” Sportello, with his hippie mutton-chop sideburns and greasy white-man afro, well, it seems to …

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