LICORICE PIZZA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Cooper Hoffman, Alana Haim, Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn, Benny Safdie, Maya Rudolph, John Michael Higgins, John C Reilly, Tom Waits, Will Angarola, Milo Herschlag, Skyler Gisondo, Christine Ebersole, Joseph Cross. The new film from auteur Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, etc) is a coming-of-age comedy/romance set in a sun-drenched Los Angeles circa 1973 and steeped in the music and pop cultural icons of the 70s. The film has been loosely based on the life and exploits of Continue reading

PHANTOM THREAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville. Phantom Thread is the eighth film from revered filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Master, etc), and it reunites him with Daniel Day-Lewis, whom he directed to an Oscar in There Will Be Blood. Anderson’s films have always been meticulous in their construction, even though some, like Inherent Vice, have left audiences cold and perplexed as they have become increasingly incoherent and indulgent. And Anderson Continue reading

MAGNOLIA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Jeremy Blackman, Tom Cruise, Melinda Dillon, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H Macy, Julianne Moore, John C Reilly, Jason Robards, Melora Walters, Henry Gibson, Michael Bowen, April Grace, Luiz Guzman, Ricky Jay, Orlando James, Alfred Molina, Michael Murphy, Felicity Huffman, Emmanuel L Johnson, Don McManus, Eileen Ryan, Danny Wells, Brad Hunt, Cory Buck, Thomas Jane. Paul Thomas Anderson's follow up to his amazing Boogie Nights is an extraordinary, ambitious yet slightly flawed Continue reading