Monday, January 15, 2018

PTA to Participate in Reddit AMA and Twitter Q&A

While we're on the subject of interviews...

PTA will be participating in a Reddit AMA tomorrow 1/15 at 12pm PST. You can follow along and submit Q's for the man himself to A over here at the given time. 

PTA will also be answering questions on Twitter via the film's official @phantom_thread handle on Wednesday 1/16 at 12pm PST.

Dream up your best questions; PTA is sure to be hungry for them!

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Sunday, January 14, 2018


Okie-doke, time to play some catch up.

In the course of Phantom Thread expanding beyond its limited market this weekend (and everywhere nationwide next weekend), an inundation of great interviews have been rapping at our door, so we're going to drop them here for you. As always, consume at your own discretion -- there are bound to be PT spoilers throughout.

#1. a 90-minute, career-spanning interview with PTA on the Bill Simmons Podcast 

#2. an also sprawling 77-minute talk with PTA on the Nerdist podcast 

#3. Rian Johnson interviews PTA about Phantom Thread

#4. Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps & Mark Bridges discuss Phantom Thread

#5. Vicky Krieps talks Phantom Thread on DP30

#6. PTA pays a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live!

#8. Mark Bridges discusses "Phantom Thread" on Deadline's The Contenders series

#9. Paul Thomas Anderson interview with Radio Andy

+ Good reads:

Chicago Tribune interview with PTA | The Dark Optimism of Paul Thomas Anderson: GQ Profile | EW Interview with Dylan Tichenor: Editing Phantom Thread | LA Times: Paul Thomas Anderson and collaborators unravel the mysteries of "Phantom Thread" | Vulture Interview: Lesley Manville on Playing Twisted Siblings with Daniel Day-Lewis | NY Times: Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson on How They Created "Phantom Thread" | The Globe and Mail Interview with Paul Thomas Anderson | Interview with Lesley Manville | The Playlist Interview with Paul Thomas Anderson |  Indiewire Interview with Paul Thomas Anderson on "Phantom Thread" | Paul Thomas Anderson: Why I Needed to Make "Phantom Thread" (RollingStone) | Love, Death, and Control: Paul Thomas Anderson on Making "Phantom Thread" (Vulture)

+ Let's see now...what else is new? Oh yes! Mondo will be releasing the Magnolia soundtrack on vinyl, including both the collection of terrific Aimee Mann songs and iconic Jon Brion score. Per Indiewire, the package will be available for sale on 1/17.

+ We also will have a sweet little treat for our readers at the end of the week, courtesy of our fine friends at Focus Features, so you will most likely be wanting to circle back here for that...

Phew. Think that's it for now.

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Phantom Thread: Now Playing

Well, it has been a...frankly pretty goddamn fast route getting here: Paul Thomas Anderson's eighth feature-length motion picture, Phantom Thread, is now officially playing in theatres.

If you live in the lucky LA and NY markets, go go go!

For the rest of us outside those markets, the film will open nationwide on 1/19/18 but Al Rose Promotions may have you covered if you just simply cannot wait that long.

This Saturday, 12/30, advanced screenings of the film will be taking place nationwide:

What's more, Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack for the film is now available for pre-order via Nonesuch and from what we understand it's a real scorcher, so you may want to get on that. 

Interviews continue to trickle in and we intend to aggregate and house them on our official Phantom Thread page over the near future. Keep your eye on that!

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it. Any holiday season with a new work from PTA is one worth savoring.

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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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35 days

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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41 days

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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44 days

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