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Phantom Thread
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Phantom Thread

by Jake Triola With Phantom Thread, the newest film from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson, the filmmaker gives his audience an abundance of cinematic pleasures: suspense, romance, tension, mystery, beauty, and laughter. It’s a continuation of Anderson’s impressive oeuvre of eclectic works which seem completely different and undeniably congruous. The movie introduces us to the House … Continue reading

Mudbound
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Mudbound

by Arleigh Rodgers There is something eerie and disquieting about the Mississippi Delta in Mudbound. The distinctive burn of the Southern sun mingles with the tension between black and white residents, the squelch of wet mud beneath their feet, and the dust that filters through the air. Brought to life by Rachel Morrison’s enthralling cinematography … Continue reading

I, Tonya
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I, Tonya

by Arleigh Rodgers I, Tonya, in shape, form, and execution, is spectacular. Who knew that a story so ugly depicting a character so abused could grace the screen with such elegance? Director Craig Gillespie’s bitter mockumentary has achieved a humorous, yet admirably balanced tone in this fictionalized retelling of the 1994 attack on Olympic ice … Continue reading