Paul Thomas Anderson's first project since Punch-Drunk Love is easily one of the year's best, anchored by an epic, astonishing performance from Daniel Day-Lewis. Home Culture Film Undead naked lap dance. Days before he shot its final scene we were in a Hollywood screening room watching dailies.
John would have agreed with the poet Czeslaw Milosz: Like all Kar-Wai's films, it's gorgeous to look at, even if the storyline is a little thin. The artistic achievements of Cassavetes and Stein are important because they used their respective mediums in ways which breathed new life into staid narrative forms.
But for Mabel and Nick there can be no intervention from either benevolent angels or grateful townspeople. I told him that when I'd seen Husbands I was a kid; now, my first marriage falling apart, it got to me in another way.
TV Guide rated the film four out of four stars, calling it "tough-minded" and "moving" and "an insightful essay on sexual politics. Many hats can be tipped to a woman coming into the Hollywood scene with a 1 act theatrical play hell bent on crafting a statement, making her audience embrace her message and her talents. He was famous in interviews for saying he knew only six actual steps and reused them all again and again.
Thank you for always remaining true to your art and never giving up even amidst obstacles and road blocks, for manifesting positivity and empowerment for all women in the arts, for not being ashamed to express your deep love and passion for theater, a nearly extinct art form in Hollywood, and for breathing life into the creative culture that surrounds it.