10.22.2007

BRR Goes To the Movies, vol. 21

A big, huge oil period epic starring Daniel Day-Lewis? Okay, sure. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, director of Boogie Knights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love? Uh, okay? Sure? I'm flagging this up for the sheer unexpectedness of it. PTA's a fine director and I applaud the heck out of him for trying something so... not-Paul Thomas Anderson-ish. I'd thin kabout Renting it. Why not?

4 comments:

b3n said...

Have you written about this one yet? Or have I heard about it because the score is being done by Radiohead's guitarist? I saw that preview on youtube a couple weeks ago, and it intrigued me. Either way, it looks at least worth a rental. Not so much for PTA, rather to see Daniel Day Lewis.

Dylan said...

I'm not a huge PTA fan. I think he has promise, but he's far too often very pleased with his own cleverness. That said, I loved the heck out of (the Cleanflix version that we saw of) Punch Drunk Love. It's like he turned every Adam Sandler movie ever made up to "11" and let it rip.

Dylan said...

And no, I don't think I've flagged this up yet.

b3n said...

"I loved the heck out of... Punch Drunk Love."

Agreed.