Movie Review: ‘PHANTOM THREAD’ – The auteur has no clothes

December 7th, 2017 | Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic PHANTOM THREAD Rated R, 130 minutes Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville THERE WILL BE BLOOD marked an obvious change in style for auteur Paul Thomas Anderson. Similar to his previous features, the film spotlit the best and worst of humanity in a kaleidoscopic prism. It was a turning point in how he wholly embraced his love of misanthropic protagonists – a necessary step in ...


Movie Review: ‘THE POST’ is a beacon of hope in a time of need

December 6th, 2017 | Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic THE POST Rated PG-13, 116 minutes. Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, David Cross and Alison Brie Director Steven Spielberg scared us out of the water with JAWS. He also gave us the first badass Jewish assassins movie with MUNICH. Certainly he can save journalism with THE POST. And ...


Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber place the focus on friendship in ‘THE DISASTER ARTIST’

December 5th, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic The thing we had quickly learned was that every time you’d get a question answered, you had seven more questions. It would seem a daunting task to take a story about one of the biggest, baffling cult classics in modern cinematic history and spin it into a respectful, poignant, universal tale about camaraderie, underdogs and dreamers. Yet somehow screenwriting team Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have done so with THE ...