Author: Megan Purdy

Crimes of Fashion in Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread Paul Thomas Anderson (director, cinematographer, and writer), Dylan Tichenor (editor) Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps (cast) Released December 11, 2017 (USA limited), January 5, 2018 (Canada) January 19, 2018 (USA wide release) Daniel Day Lewis says that Phantom Thread is his final film. I can’t help but think this must be a relief for his wife and kids. Lewis’s acting process is an extreme form of method where he stays in character even when he’s off set, sometimes for months at a time, and, especially for period pieces, even learns relevant skills for each film. For Phantom Thread he...

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Call Me When You’re 25: The Deeply Uncomfortable Romance of Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name Luca Guadagnino (director), Sayombhu Mukdeeprom (cinematographer), Walter Fasano (editor), James Ivory (writer) Adapted from Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois (cast) Released January 22, 2017 (Sundance), November 24, 2017 (USA) Call Me By Your Name is a beautifully crafted film about a sweet summer romance between an adult and a teen. That fact colours everything else about the film: its gorgeous cinematography; how much character work the costuming does; a soundtrack that is as powerful in its moments of...

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Our Favourite TV Series of 2017

Sick of all the best of 2017 lists yet? I know I am. Instead of sharing with you my own estimation of the top five shows, I thought it would be more fun and more interesting to ask our contributors what shows they really loved this year. Good or bad, these are the shows that Angel, Corinne, Ardo, Michelle, Emma, and Kat just can’t stop thinking about. Here’s why:  Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Aline Brosh McKenna, Rachel Bloom, Marc Webb, Erin Ehrlich, Sarah Caplan, Michael Hitchcock (Executive Producers), Sarah Caplan, Rachel Specter, Audrey Wauchope, Rene Gube (Producers) Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana, Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner, Vella Lovell, Gabrielle Ruiz, David Hull, Scott Michael Foster (Cast)...

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Our Favourite Films of 2017

Sick of all the best of 2017 lists yet? I know I am. Instead of sharing with you my own estimation of the top five films, I thought it would be more fun and more interesting to ask our contributors what movies they really loved this year. Good or bad, these are the movies that Vernieda, Rosie, Corinne, Ardo, Zaniabb and Emma just can’t stop thinking about. Here’s why:  Our Favourite Films of 2017   Get Out Jordan Peele (Director and screenwriter), Toby Oliver (Cinematography) Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Lil Rel Howery,...

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Backlight: Max Landis Is the Worst of Hollywood

Bright is out and it’s bad! The new David Ayers/Max Landis film about orc cops and fantastic racism hit Netflix this weekend and 27% of critics despised it, including our own Ardo Omer. The film has been lambasted for racism, sexism, bad writing, and even more racism. It’s…it’s just bad. Despite all the deserved criticism and straight up hate, its audience score on Rotten Tomatoes has soared to 90%, proving that all those folks who created an account to downvote The Last Jedi care about more than just hating women. They also care about supporting their king, Rey-hater in...

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