Friday, October 13, 2017

Focus Features Launches Official Site For “Phantom Thread”


G’evening!

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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Saturday, July 01, 2017

PTA Rolling Out More Music Videos For Haim in 35mm


Happy Saturday, folks!

Haim announced today that they were only just getting started with Paul Thomas Anderson when they released the video for their track "Right Now" that he directed, back in April. Turns out PTA will be dispatching a new trio of performance videos from the group on 35mm. For right now, it looks like there's only one screening booked and it'll be in Brooklyn on July 5 as part of an exclusive promotion for the band's upcoming LP, which you can RSVP for here.

The short film is called Valentine and this is what the film can looks like, per Mark (@The_Prolefeed):


We imagine this thing will become more broadly available for public consumption at some point sooner rather than later, but more details on that will be posted as they become available.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

PTA Served As DP On Fashion Film, Which Is Definitely Not Called "Phantom Thread"


Evening!

Today, Indiewire confirms what we've been suspecting for some months now: Paul Thomas Anderson did indeed serve as his own cinematographer on the upcoming fashion drama that has loosely (though no less affectionately) been known as Phantom Thread.

Indiewire confirms in the same story that "Phantom Thread" is only a placeholder title for production purposes and that the eventual one-sheet will bear a different name. That's just fine, though. We can still use it until we get a better one.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy Birthday, PTA!


We here at C&RV would like to take a moment to wish the happiest of birthdays to Mr. Paul Thomas Anderson, who turns 47 today. Obviously, we owe it all to you sir.

And many more!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fashion Film To Be Daniel Day-Lewis' Final Acting Role


Well, not exactly the news we wanted to be sharing today, but also not exactly the most surprising news in the world: Variety reported today that Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his intention to retire from acting following the release of Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, which is informally still known as "Phantom Thread" and quietly wrapped principal photography last month.

DDL's spokesperson says in the Variety story that "Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject."

It goes without saying, this is our loss but it only intensifies our eagerness to see what Day-Lewis' farewell performance will look like come Christmastime.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

20th Anniversary Boogie Nights Cemetery Screening!


For those in the Los Angeles area, Cinespia will be holding an outdoor 20th anniversary screening for Boogie Nights Saturday, May 20th at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. In their words:
P.T. Anderson’s tour-de-force about the porn industry in 1970s Los Angeles swept across screens and launched the career of one of our most brilliant filmmakers. Mark Wahlberg stars as the well endowed but naive dishwasher who became one of the biz’s greatest heroes. Discovered by a powerful producer, his fame grows as does his attachment to his new film family. 
Pulsing disco, thrusting camera moves and a dream cast adorn this sparkling story that reveals the darkness at the edges of the glamor and dazzle of our most glittering era. Also stars Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, John C Reilly, Heather Graham and Don Cheadle. 
The gates will open at 6:45 and the film will start at 8:30.

Tickets are $16 dollars and are available here.

Address: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Phone: 323.221.3343
Transit: Metro Red Line Hollywood/Vine station

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

New PTA Haim Video "Right Now!"

A new "slow rolling" live video from Haim has been released, shot by Paul Thomas Anderson. Pitchfork released a review of the track and had this to say:
“Right Now,” the first track from Haim’s upcoming album, Something to Tell You, is strictly for the heads. A live studio recording filmed in slow-rolling precision by Paul Thomas Anderson, the song is hardcore Haim, with its bashing drums, punk feedback, and pleading vocals. They sound tough as hell. “Gave you my love, you gave me nothing/Said what I gave wasn’t enough,” Danielle Haim spits out with ample venom. It builds from there, piece by piece, until her jerk of a lover wants her to come back, “right now.” 
No way, dude! This is what Haim does best, create a small universe in a song, then soundtrack it with ample fire. Admittedly, it’s not a perfect take—Danielle sometimes sounds rushed, sometimes the levels are wonky—but that’s not really the point. It’s Haim at their most skeletal, giving you a taste, and this raw sound delivers their signature heebie-jeebies just fine!
Check out the video below and let us know what you thought!


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Paul Thomas Anderson's New Film Set For Christmas Day Release


It's official.

Focus Features confirmed while presenting their 2017 slate today at Cinema Con that the new, untitled Paul Thomas Anderson & Daniel Day-Lewis reunion project will grace movie screens on December 25, 2017 (via Jeff Sneider).

For now, it's unclear whether the Christmas bow is a limited engagement before expanding at a later date, or whether it will be released nationwide at that time. One could probably look to the There Will Be Blood release as a template, which hit New York and LA markets in December of 2007 but didn't see national exhibition until January

Time will tell.

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