This week’s reviews by TFCA critics, including Paddington 2, The Commuter, and Happy End.
TFCA Friday: Week of Friday, January 5th, 2018
January 5, 2018
Welcome to TFCA Friday, a weekly round-up of film reviews and articles by TFCA critics.
Opening this Week
Phantom Thread (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
“I wish Anderson had done more with Manville, who improves every film she’s in, but increasing her screen time might have meant fewer moments with Luxembourg-born actress Krieps, who vaults to the A-list with a performance that recalls a young Meryl Streep” — PH
“Walk into Phantom Thread expecting a portrait of a testy male genius as portrayed by another testy male genius, but be gifted with a stealth drama about the hidden lives of the women who suffer in his shadow. Yet even that hopeful theory doesn’t quite work” — BH
The Post (dir. Steven Spielberg)
“Spielberg frequently unleashes his inner Frank Capra, a career-long temptation. He goes in for such cornball character tropes as a nervous newshound (Bob Odenkirk) dropping dimes at a pay phone, and a sweet little kid selling lemonade to sweaty scribblers, making a tidy profit on the side” — PH
2018 is upon us!
PH lists the movies he’s looking forward to this year