Paul Thomas Anderson
(selection) Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1998), Magnolia (1999), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), There Will Be Blood (2007), The Master (2012), Inherent Vice (2014), Junun (2015, mid-length doc), Phantom Thread (2017)
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Beautiful scenes about saving stamps and too many sisters, but also about work, revenge and above all Love. Inventive, romantic film by PT Anderson with Emily Watson and a surprising role by comic Adam Sandler.
Focuses on special relationship between sect leader Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and his follower, the tormented alcoholic Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix). The powerful performances and perfectly executed visual style make this the must-see of the year.
Anderson (Boogie Nights, The Master) is in fine form with this witty adaptation of ‘unfilmable’ Pynchon. Seventies detective Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) can’t see the case for the clouds of marijuana smoke; confusion reigns as bizarre developments stack up. Film as a haze: you couldn’t say what it was all about, you just want to see it again.
Junun is Paul Thomas Anderson’s debut documentary film, immersing us in a joyful meeting of musical minds brought together by composer Ben Tzur at Jodhpur's majestic 15th century Mehrangarh Fort. Celebrating "the madness of love".
Couturier Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis in his farewell role) leads an extremely well-ordered life in post-war London, which is disrupted by the arrival of waitress Alma (Vicky Krieps), whom he sees as his ideal model. Opulent, sensual and rather kinky, this drama by Paul Thomas Anderson has already garnered much praise. Featuring a romantic soundtrack by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood.