Phantom Thread Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Annapurna Pictures/Focus Features/Ghoulardi Film Company/Perfect World Pictures Writer/Director PT Anderson delivers another romance with cracks, another tale of quirk and obsession – and if this is (truly) Daniel Day-Lewis’ victory lap then it’s also a passing of the torch, in a manner of speaking, to Vicky Krieps.
It was a pretty great 40th birthday last year – and I wrote a wee bit about it here. Suddenly, just the other day I thought about it again, specifically the trip to the Contemporary Jewish Museum – which was showing an amazing Stanley Kubrick exhibition. I was listening to a podcast with a film […]
Cocktails in a hotel bar some 40 stories high…that’s how I spent my 40th birthday. Checking out the MOMA and a few other galleries…that’s how I spent my 40th birthday. Having the best Reuben sandwich at Wise Sons during the day and later an evening meal at Café de la Presse in the Union Square…all […]
Jonathan Snipes & William Hutson Room 237 [OST] Death Waltz Recordings The documentary film Room 237 was wonderful – absurd, of course, but so well put together. And such a wonderful mood, tapping into the spirit of Kubrick (you get the feeling he woulda chuckled) – and a big part, instantly, of framing that mood, […]
Room 237 Director: Rodney Ascher IFC Films/IFC Midnight Room 237 – and fans of The Shining will spot that reference right away – pulls together a handful of disparate conspiracy theories around Kubrick’s film of the Stephen King novel. The Shining, one of Kubrick’s great films – panned on release, and then a video classic […]
V/A, Barry Lyndon [OST] (1975) I must return to the film – it’s been a while, but it was always one of my favourites from Kubrick – but lately it’s the soundtrack that’s got me (again). I first fell for this music when, logically, first seeing the film but what sold me on the soundtrack […]
V/A, Full Metal Jacket [OST] (1987) Of all the Vietnam War films – and there was a run of them (plus the TV show, Tour of Duty) through the mid-80s my favourite is Full Metal Jacket. Well, let me instead put it this way – the one that had the biggest impact for me was […]