Tuesday, November 28, 2017

NBR: "Phantom Thread" Wins Best Original Screenplay, Named One of 2017's 10 Best

Hullo -

Couple exciting odds 'n ends for you this evening.

+ Today, The National Board of Review named Phantom Thread one of the top 10 motion pictures of 2017 and presented the award for Best Original Screenplay to Mr. Paul Thomas Anderson for his work on the script.

+ Secondly, W Magazine has released a well-worth-reading interview with Daniel Day-Lewis in which he discusses the (apparently devastating) process of working on Phantom and why he has decided to retire from acting. You can read the article in full here.

+ ICYMI from the C&RV twitter, a mouthwatering new poster for the film was rolled out at the Fine Arts screening on 11/24. Here's a photo of it in the wild until we can get our hands on a proper jpeg.

+ New guild screenings in London, Miami, Palm Springs, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Seattle have now all been booked and posted to the film's official site. With the first public screenings now out of the way, we expect the news to trickle in rather precipitously for the foreseeable future, so please do keep your eyes peeled. Despite the strict embargo placed on the critical response until December 7th, the whispers we've heard following the screenings in Los Angeles and New York indicate something really special has been cooked up with this movie.

+ Last but not least, Nonesuch Records will officially be distributing Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack album for the film, as they did on the previous three PTA/Greenwood collaborations. Release date/tracklist/artwork have yet been rolled out, but that's now a matter of "when" rather than "if."

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Monday, November 20, 2017

LA! Win Passes to an Early Screening of “Phantom Thread”, Including Q&A with PTA!

West coast!

As part of a limited series of advanced screenings rolled out today, C&RV is pleased to announce it has partnered with Focus Features on a special giveaway for passes to an advanced showing of Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, Phantom Thread, and the man himself will be in attendance for a Q&A after the presentation, alongside stars Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps!

The screening details are as follows.

Friday, November 24th at 2PM at Fine Arts Theater (8556 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211) with Q&A immediately following with: Paul Thomas Anderson, Lesley Manville & Vicky Krieps.

We have a very limited number of passes to permit, so please click this link to submit yourself for a chance to win. All passes will include a plus one.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Burt Reynolds Finally Talks PTA, Boogie Nights

Mr. Burt Reynolds recently sat down for a 90-minute conversation with the Movie Geeks United! podcast. During the course of this in-depth discussion, Reynolds spoke at length about a number of his films and iconic roles -- including Boogie Nights & Jack Horner, which he has apparently still not watched all the way through. 

Check out the 4 minute excerpt below:


If you wish to hear the entire interview, please click here!

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

First "Thread" Screenings Announced For SAG & Academy Members

Well, it likely comes as cold comfort if you are one of our readers who is not [yet] in any of the showbiz unions, but the first public screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson's eighth motion picture, Phantom Thread, have been booked and posted on the Focus Features website.

If you are a SAG or AMPAS member and live in New York or LA, you can find the directory of screenings here and RSVP to the date that best suits you. Los Angeles screenings run from 11/24 through 11/30, New York screenings 11/26 through 11/30.

The first New York screening will be followed by a Q&A with Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Day-Lewis,  Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps, while the first three LA screenings will be followed by Q&A's with PTA, Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps.

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Thursday, November 02, 2017

First "Phantom Thread" Interview With PTA Arrives


Entertainment Weekly today has run the first piece of press promotion from a representative of the Phantom Thread clan and it's the man himself! You can read the interview in its entirety here.

Nothing too spoilery in nature, but if you prefer not to know anything, we've posted some highlights below the fold:

Monday, October 23, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Full Synopsis For "Phantom Thread" Unveiled


Things are starting to heat up on the Phantom Thread front, and quickly! Since we last posted, Focus Features has launched two verified social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook for the film, the latter of which has posted a full synopsis for the movie which discloses (among other things) the name of Daniel Day-Lewis' character. If you are trying to retain your sense of mystery going into the theatre on Christmas Day, we can dig it. The synopsis is pasted below the fold for you to avoid as you wish. Also below the fold is an excerpt passed along to us from a recent Mark Bridges interview for Film Comment, in which he touched on the costume design of the new film. Enjoy!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Focus Features Launches Official Site For “Phantom Thread”


As we slowly close in on the release date of Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth feature length motion picture, a project otherwise still shrouded in secrecy has at least settled on one thing: it is in fact, after all the pomp and circumstance, going to be called Phantom Thread. Since we were secretly rooting for this all along, the news definitely receives the C&RV stamp of approval.

No less revealing, the news of the title has been unveiled due to the official site for the movie being launched by Focus Features earlier today. You can visit that site by clicking here.

For now, other information about the status of the project on the site does not reveal much beyond what we already knew (its synopsis almost exactly matches the one Focus released when principal photography got underway earlier this year) but it does reaffirm a Christmas Day release, which some folks had been skittish about considering how tightly under wraps the film has been until now.

We can only guess this means more major info is on the precipice of dropping but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

For now, the countdown continues to count down.

Special thanks to @j_shansky for helping on this one.

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Monday, October 02, 2017

New PTA + Haim Arrives

Well, hello!

As we suddenly find ourselves within striking distance of #ProjectPhantomThread, PTA continues to kick out the HAIM jams with the wonderfully pleasant new video for their track "Little of Your Love,' which you can see above.

Also finally migrating onto the site from our social media outlets a few days ago, PTA's 14-minute performance film with HAIM, Valentine, is also now broadly available for eye-feasting. Peep it:

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