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  • Spinning a yarn: the twisted sickness of Phantom Thread

    Movie Feature | Luke Whiston | 4th February 2020

    "Wuaghhhurg" - that's the exact noise I made towards the end of Paul Thomas Anderson's 2017 period romance about a genius dressmaker and his ingenues, which to all external appearances was the simple tale of a sexy rich gentleman misogynist and the women falling prey to his sexy rich charms, set against the backdrop of a Brexiteer's image of 1950s London. I didn't know how wrong I'd be. And it doesn't mean anything that I'd mixed up Phantom Thread with In Fabric and was expecting some spooky ghost action. Although there are hauntings in this, just not of the chain-rattling variety.

  • Day-Lewis retirement "only research for role as retiree"

    Movie News | Ed Williamson | 23rd June 2017

    Daniel Day-Lewis is to retire from acting in order to prepare for a forthcoming role in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Retiree.

  • Top 10 films of our lifetime #6: There Will Be Blood

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 19th September 2014

    It was quite tough to pick just the one Paul Thomas Anderson film for the list. I loved The Master but it feels like it needs a rewatch post Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing to truly appreciate it. There Will Be Blood, on the other hand, feels like it's been preserved in time already: a dyed-in-the-wool classic and no mistaking. Don't just stand there reading this pre-tease: jump right in to read more of me waxing lyrical - Ali.

  • 50 people more likely to play James Bond than Daniel Day-Lewis

    Movie Feature | Luke Whiston | 25th September 2013

    The Telegraph is making uncited claims reporting today that Daniel Day-Lewis is the "hot favourite" to take up the reins as James Bond once Daniel Craig hangs up his tuxedo - a headline based entirely on a comment by Solo author William Boyd. I mean... he's not. He's really, really not. To illustrate how certain I am, here are 50 people who will play James Bond before Daniel Day-Lewis ever does.

  • Spielberg and Day-Lewis' latest "even funnier than Lincoln"

    Movie Feature | Neil | 28th April 2013

    My knowledge of American politics is as thorough as my knowledge of 12th century porridge mining, but on this evidence I'd totally vote for Daniel Day-Lewis.

  • Lincoln

    Movie Review | Ali | 20th January 2013

    It shouldn't be this hard. It shouldn't be a chore to watch a film critics have described as "phenomenal", "indelible" and "masterly". The Lincoln awards screener disc - 'For Your Consideration in all categories', in case you hadn't guessed – has been sitting on a pile of DVDs this big for about a week now, and I've been avoiding it for just as long. The other day, I literally chose to watch Lockout* over Lincoln. That's the extent of my disinterest. However, circumstances conspired to make it today's sole viewing option – one snow-storm and one Netflix outage later, and Steven Spielberg's latest made its way onto the TV by default. Clearly the members of the Academy didn't share my apathy.

  • All of these new Lincoln stills look like someone has just farted

    Movie News | Luke | 25th September 2012

    This new batch of images for Steven Spielberg's upcoming biopic Lincoln gives us the chance to be incredibly puerile. We jump at that chance. With gusto.

  • Trailer breakdown: no blinkin', it's Spielberg's Lincoln

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 16th September 2012

    The trailer for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln has finally dropped, so join us as we dissect every frame in detail, searching desperately for jokes to make about vampires and hats.

  • This is honestly what Movies.com thinks the Lincoln poster is saying

    Movie News | Ali | 23rd August 2012

    The first poster for Steven Spielberg's inevitably weighty Honest Abe biopic Lincoln has surfaced, and it already has a lot of American websites saluting a sunset and wiping away their tears with golden eagle feathers.

  • Films on TV round-up: gold heists, sleepless nights and big fights

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 3rd July 2011

    It's Sunday and I've got a hangover. Don't suppose The Hangover's on this week, is it? No? Right, that's that angle fucked, then.