Phantom Thread
Contemporary Review / Review

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

Hot Rod
Review / Throwback Review

Hot Rod

by Jake Triola Hot Rod, released ten years ago, embodies the Lonely Island’s emergence into mainstream comedy and, even more so, the dawn of a new generation’s sense of humor. After success on YouTube and then SNL (because of YouTube), the troupe, featuring Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer, decided to make a movie. … Continue reading