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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD

Phantom Thread [2017] 1. “It’s my job to give you some. If I choose to.” 2. Asparagus with oil and salt. 3. Both women answer the doctor simultaneously. Again and again.

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s INHERENT VICE

Inherent Vice [2014] 1. In his notebook he writes: Something Spanish. 2. Dr. Threeply lip syncs the movie. 3. A new American Express card. 3 other things.

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s INHERENT VICE

Inherent Vice [2014] 1. “To drink, gentlemen? You’re going to want to get good and fucked up before you eat that meal.” 2. A bent finger. 3. An address on the police report: Gummo Marx Way.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s A PERFECT COUPLE

A Perfect Couple [1979] 1. “I don’t think you two should be kissing while I’m suturing.” 2. A planter in the shape of a shoe. Brown suede. 3. He pops an olive into her mouth, and then waits. She spits … Continue reading

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s BOOGIE NIGHTS

Boogie Nights [1997] 1. “What’s your look?” “Chocolate love.” 2. He cuts a slice of wedding cake for himself, only the slice is slightly too large for the plate. He trims it with his mouth. 3. “We’re about to make … Continue reading

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER

The Master [2012] 1. He shakes her hand, then fingers her pearls. 2. “This is something you do for a billion years, or not at all.” 3. He stirs the mixture with tongs, then licks the tongs. 3 other things.

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A review.

First: everything you’ve heard about The Master is true; and, in best Paul Thomas Anderson fashion, not true. Some thoughts. And, 3 things.

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