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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Phantom Thread' actor, director create meticulous story of man obsessed with his work

posted: 01/19/2018 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Both filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson and (retired) actor Daniel Day-Lewis are nothing if not incorruptibly meticulous. Their previous union gave us There Will Be Blood, with all of its talk about taking others' milkshakes, which bore the honed craft of two artists at the full peak of their powers. Anderson's films have always been crafted in this careful manner, even his early breakout hit, Boogie Nights, which helmed a chaotic time with particularly prescient mechanics.

Digital Review: The Revival

posted: 01/19/2018 1:47 a.m. Discuss

The Revival, directed by immensely capable Hot Springs native Jennifer Gerber, at first seems as comfortable as the pattern and texture of a well-worn flannel shirt. The characters are everyday sorts, agreeable but not breathtakingly beautiful. The semi-rural settings are familiar in a slightly run-down sort of way. The dialogue sounds like the exchanges that actual people might use to communicate.

Review: Call Me By Your Name

posted: 01/19/2018 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Luca Guadagnino's tender and intelligent Call Me By Your Name appeals to nostalgia in that it conjures a past too beautiful to be trusted, before smartphones and the AIDS epidemic, when our emotions were too robust to contain. It situates us in a place that never was, a construct of the memory of our surrogate, a sensitive 17-year-old with elevated tastes.

Sundance list shows variety of film styles

posted: 01/19/2018 1:45 a.m. Discuss

A couple of years ago, arriving in Salt Lake City en route to Sundance, I took a shuttle to drive up to Park City, where the festival is held each year in the last two weeks of January. On this particular ride, there was a family of four, mom, dad, and two teen kids, clearly heading up the mountain to embark on a skiing expedition.

Jumanji keeping The Post at bay

posted: 01/19/2018 1:45 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Taraji P. Henson and Paddington Bear and all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle still roared the loudest with an estimated $35.1 million in ticket sales, Friday through Tuesday.

Ellsberg once 'most dangerous man in America'

posted: 01/19/2018 1:44 a.m. Discuss

In 1971, Henry Kissinger dubbed Daniel Ellsberg "the most dangerous man in America" after the latter leaked a 7,000 page study called "The Pentagon Papers" to The New York Times, The Washington Post and other news organizations.

Flashback: The Silent Partner

posted: 01/19/2018 1:43 a.m. Discuss

In the winter of 1979, during the last gasps of the late, lamented Heights Theater in Little Rock, I was reviewing upward of four movies a week for the also late and lamented Arkansas Gazette. In January and February, new releases were few and so it was that the only new film available at deadline time was The Silent Partner, playing at the Heights.

Review: I, Tonya

posted: 01/19/2018 1:42 a.m. Discuss

I never cared much about figure skating.

Review: 12 Strong

posted: 01/19/2018 1:41 a.m. Discuss

While director Nicolai Fuglsig is a relative newcomer, his war drama 12 Strong bears the fingerprints of producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who on good days gave us Crimson Tide and Black Hawk Down, but more often has stuck audiences with regrettable fare like Pearl Harbor.

Coming movies

posted: 01/19/2018 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Hostiles R In 1892, on a harrowing and perilous journey from a New Mexico fort to the Montana grasslands of Montana, an Army captain escorting a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal land and a young widow, whose family was killed on the plains, band together to survive. With Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi; directed by Scott Cooper. Jan. 26

Previews

posted: 01/19/2018 1:40 a.m. Discuss

Call Me by Your Name

Helpful Hints

posted: 01/19/2018 1:39 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I do a lot of business all over the country. It is important to identify yourself as soon as the call is answered. Skip the time-wasting pleasantries, because no one finds it interesting. (Heloise Here: I don't agree on this point. It depends on who you are talking to and what the relationship is.) I have a landline with no caller ID, so it's nice to know who is on the line.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 01/19/2018 1:39 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. This solar return brings an increased spiritual awareness. You'll sense the vibrations. This sensitivity will lead you to places where there's the potential for connection, exuberance and the satisfaction that comes with service to a higher cause.

On Christianity

posted: 01/19/2018 1:39 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: How do I know God even hears my prayers? Sometimes it's as if He's turned a deaf ear to me. I'm beginning to wonder if it's even worthwhile praying.

Super Quiz: Weather

posted: 01/19/2018 1:38 a.m. Discuss

1. Term for rain droplets containing pollutants such as oxides of sulfur

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