Watch Daniel Day-Lewis get into a very stately food fight on the set of Phantom Thread

For all its reserved presentation, there’s a healthy element of tantrum-ness to Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest, Phantom Thread. Although he mostly shows it with snippy dialogue and rigidly controlled schedules, Daniel Day-Lewis’ Reynolds Woodcock is a fussy little dude, something made especially clear in a deleted…

This year’s Best Director category is the strongest in recent memory

The 90th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 4, and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will break down a category and give us their picks for who …

Paul Thomas Anderson is developing a story with his 8-year-old daughter

For a director whose films tend to fixate on the darker recesses of the human spirit, Paul Thomas Anderson seems like—dare we say it?—a pretty fun guy. There’s his fondness for Adam Sandler movies, for one, and his intense love of both Star Wars and Tiffany Haddish. (We don’t get the Adam Sandler part as much, but you…

Phantom Thread gets even crueler when Jacobim Mugatu steps in for Reynolds Woodcock

Daniel Day-Lewis gave us one of the most beguiling film characters of the last year with Reynolds Woodcock, a fussy couturier whose volatile relationship with a young waitress forms the backbone of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread. It’s a heady and emotional film concerned with the intricacies of brilliance,…

Uwe Boll accuses Paul Thomas Anderson of hiding a "fuck you" to Bloodrayne in his posters for Phantom Thread

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Uwe Boll, the critic-punching video game movie auteur whose film-making career once pushed the furthest boundaries of the German tax loophole system. But while Boll has now retired to be an obnoxious restaurateur, instead of an obnoxious film director, he still likes to keep…

Paul Thomas Anderson answered questions on Twitter and Reddit, still won't talk about Resident Evil

The eerie and elegantly Gothic 1950s-set relationship study Phantom Thread (one of The A.V. Club’s favorite movies of 2017) is expanding to hundreds of theaters this weekend. As part of the promotional campaign, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has gone on an online publicity tour, dropping into Reddit for an AMA…

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P.T. Anderson reunites with Daniel Day-Lewis for the exquisite mad love of Phantom Thread

An intimate love story set against the London fashion scene of the 1950s, Phantom Thread is as tastefully crafted as the haute couture its characters design and wear. But don’t be thrown by the immaculate embroidery. Paul Thomas Anderson, the justly revered American master who wrote and directed, is too obsessed with…

Here's what there is to know about the monastic, monster-loving man who inspired Phantom Thread

Not a lot is known about Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming Christmas-day downer Phantom Thread. Ostensibly Daniel Day-Lewis’s final film, it follows a masterful fashion designer as he falls in love, unraveling his carefully regimented world. There are a lot tense stringed instruments on the soundtrack, suggesting a…

Here’s the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, Daniel Day-Lewis’ final film

Shot under the usual secrecy—and preceded by reports that this wouldn’t be just the final collaboration between Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson, but possibly Day-Lewis’ last film ever—Phantom Thread at last has a trailer, albeit a fairly muted one after all that intrigue. Day-Lewis plays Reynolds Woodcock, a…

HAIM's Paul Thomas Anderson collaboration continues with a new music video

At this point, it’s starting to look like director Paul Thomas Anderson should just be named an honorary member of the Haim family. Back in April, he directed the video for “Right Now,” the first single off of HAIM’s then-upcoming new album Something To Tell You, and in September HAIM revealed that “Right Now” was…