Sunday, June 26, 2016

Happy Birthday, PTA!

We here at C&RV wanted to send out some serious positive vibes to the man himself, who celebrates his 46th birthday today. Have a happy one, sir, and thank you for all that you have given us!

We'll leave you with a 30-minute commentary PTA did on the John Holmes documentary Exhausted, which he provided for the Boogie Nights laser disk back in the day.


Thursday, June 02, 2016

New PTA Project With Daniel Day-Lewis In The Works?

It was reported today that, while no studio or deal is currently signed, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis have been in talks for a while on a new film set in the world of fashion. Variety says:
Sources say that Lewis, who hasn’t made a film since “Lincoln” in 2012, has been loosely attached to the project for some time. Anderson is still working on a script while meeting young actresses of Eastern European descent to cast supporting roles.
Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures is producing and financing the untitled project. The film will be set in 1950s New York and revolve around the fashion industry, although the plot is under wraps.
Their full article can be found here but doesn't say much more.  So, more than likely, a new PTA film will be landing in selected theaters around the second half of December 2017.


Friday, May 06, 2016

PTA's Radiohead Video Has Arrived

The gossip was true! Paul Thomas Anderson has directed a video from Radiohead's new album, which will be released digitally this Sunday! The track is called "Daydreaming" and you can watch the video now. Enjoy!


Saturday, April 09, 2016

PTA May Have Directed A New Music Video For Radiohead

It has been brought to our attention that this week's episode of the For Crying Out Loud podcast contains a very intriguing eight-minute story from co-host Stefanie Wilder-Taylor that involves Paul Thomas Anderson & co. recently shooting part of a new Radiohead music video in her Los Angeles home.

Needless to say, this is the first we've heard of such a project and we will report back here if and when more confirmation becomes available. If true though, this will continue PTA's strict diet of awesome music-related ventures since Inherent Vice's release, and -- just as noteworthy -- it provides the most concrete evidence yet that a new Radiohead LP is imminent!

You can listen to the podcast here - the PTA story begins around the 15-minute mark.

(Big ups to @gerrymaravilla on Twitter for his assistance with this!)

UPDATE: It appears the Radiohead section has since been edited out of the podcast by the folks over at For Crying Out Loud. This doesn't strike us as terribly surprising given that Taylor openly speculated several times in the episode that she may have been in violation of a non-disclosure agreement by relaying the story. By the same token, the omission only further validates the probability that the video is real and forthcoming. Stay tuned, folks.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Chicago: Enter to Win Tickets for Screenings of "Inherent Vice" and "The Master" on 70mm

If you live in Chicago and like seeing movies on film, you probably already know about The Music Box Theatre's annual 70mm festival, which started after Paul Thomas Anderson brought The Master to town in August of 2012 for its second-ever public screening.

As it turns out, The Master is returning to The Music Box on 70mm for this year's festival, which kicks off this weekend. What's more, the rare 70mm blow-up print of Inherent Vice will also be shown.

And wouldn't you know it, we have a couple admit-two passes to give away.  So if you live in the Chicago area and are interested in seeing these movies on glorious 70mm, here are the instructions to enter:

Email us at

Write "70mm Contest" in the subject line.

In the body of the email, include your name and the title of the movie you would like to win tickets to. If you would like to submit your name for both movies, include both titles in the body, but you can only win tickets to one of the movies.

THE MASTER showtimes:
Saturday, February 20, 7:00pm
Thursday, February 25, 9:30pm

INHERENT VICE showtimes:
Saturday, February 20, 10:30pm
Wednesday, February 24, 7:30pm

Winners will be emailed this Friday morning and will need to confirm their preferred showtime by 6:00 PM Friday evening. If a winner has not confirmed by that time, we will draw another name. Feel free to visit for more info on the theatre and festival.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LISTEN: PTA Talks "The Big Short" With Adam McKay in 30-Minute Q&A

Via The Film Stage

PTA recently moderated a talk with The Big Short writer/director Adam McKay over at the DGA and the conversation is now online. The Q&A is surprisingly great, ranging from the topic of PTA missing out on producing Anchorman, to the two directors wishing they could make a movie a year like Woody Allen.

There are, of course, some slight spoilers in the talk if you haven't seen the movie yet. Listen to it in its entirety below. Special thanks to Jacob Viness for this.


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas! Watch PTA & Quentin Tarantino Discuss 70mm, Etc.

Good morning and Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it!

Enjoy a 40 minute conversation with PTA and Quentin Tarantino discussing all manner of film, including 70mm.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

PTA Produces Score-less Print of "Punch-Drunk Love" For Screening With Live Orchestra

- Having now done several successful screenings of There Will Be Blood with live orchestral performances, it would appear PTA is broadening the playing field a bit. Today, Wordless Music has announced there will be a pair of live performances of Jon Brion's original score for Punch-Drunk Love at screenings in Los Angeles and New York on March 5 and March 19, respectively.

What's more, Wordless Music has partnered with PTA and Sony Pictures to produce a special print of Punch-Drunk for the performances that has no score whatsoever (and can you imagine how that movie plays without music?)

Tickets for both the special engagements will go on sale this coming Tuesday, December 15. 
More details can be found here.

- Also passed our way recently: the great Prince Charles Cinema in London will be holding a PTA retrospective starting in January, with all seven feature films scheduled to screen. Though Hard Eight will sadly be a DCP presentation, all other movies will be shown on film (including, yes, The Master in 70mm.)

You can start snatching your tickets up for those showings here.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

"Junun" Now Available To Buy Or Rent On iTunes; New Outtake From Film Surfaces

Now that Junun's 30 days in the spotlight over at Mubi have lapsed, couple of you have been wondering what the fate of the film's availability moving forward will be -- and those folks should be pleased to know that the film (as well as the album) is now available for purchase on iTunes.

What's more, Nonesuch has released an outtake performance that didn't make the final version of the movie but is still remarkably beautiful/hypnotic/wonderful. Peep it here:

What's your favorite song/performance in Junun? We like "Mode," personally.