Paul Thomas Anderson

A brief journey through the Valley, Hollywood’s “real” next door neighbour

By Sabrina Cooper

From Valley Girl to Pulp Fiction and now Licorice Pizza, the San Fernando Valley is a familiar on-screen setting.

LWLies 92: The Licorice Pizza Issue – On sale now!

By David Jenkins

We’re hitting the San Fernando Valley hard for Paul Thomas Anderson’s laid back summertime romance.

Licorice Pizza

By David Jenkins

Newcomers Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman shine in Paul Thomas Anderson’s most purely pleasurable film to date.

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Paul Thomas Anderson takes us back in time with the Licorice Pizza trailer

By Charles Bramesco

In ’70s SoCal, a tentative romance blossoms between cool girl Alana Haim and newcomer Cooper Hoffman.

Everything we know about Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza

By Charles Bramesco

The writer/director is returning to his SoCal roots for his hotly-anticipated next picture, which hit cinemas in November.

The 100 Best Films of the 2000s: 50-26

By Little White Lies

Our noughties ranking reaches the midway point, as Amélie, Oldboy and Spider-Man 2 all make the cut.

Paul Thomas Anderson wants Bradley Cooper for his ’70s high school movie

By Charles Bramesco

Every school has that one handsome teacher – could it be B-Coop?

Magnolia at 20 – In praise of PTA’s cathartic masterpiece

By Emily Cashen

Two decades on from its UK release, this sprawling epic still has much to teach us about the joys of letting go.

Paul Thomas Anderson is going back to school for his next picture

By Charles Bramesco

Details have emerged of the US director’s ninth feature, about a California high school student.

Six times an on-set feud made a film more real

By Louisa Cavell

From Paul Thomas Anderson’s beef with Burt Reynolds to Peter Sellers and Orson Welles’ legendary spat.

Watch this hilarious deleted scene from Phantom Thread

By Little White Lies

Daniel Day-Lewis and Lesley Manville have an epic food fight in this outtake from Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama.

Catching up with the London Contemporary Orchestra ahead of Phantom Thread live

By Adam Woodward

Conductors and longtime friends Hugh Brunt and Robert Ames reveal how they helped bring Jonny Greenwood’s mesmerising score to life.

Frances McDormand and Guillermo Del Toro were the 2018 Oscars MVPs

By Hannah Strong

The world was watching a little more closely last night as the first post-Weinstein Academy Awards took place.

What’s the key ingredient at this year’s Oscars? Eggs, of course

By Emma Fraser

This breakfast staple features in five out of the nine Best Picture nominees at the 90th Academy Awards.

Vicky Krieps: ‘Phantom Thread is more of a dance than it is a fight’

By David Jenkins

The star of Paul Thomas Anderson’s beguiling latest explains how she was able to square up with Daniel Day-Lewis.

Six films to watch before you see Phantom Thread

By Elizabeth MacLeod

From Brief Encounter to Rebecca, here are six cinematic classics that reveal the complexities of romance.

Paul Thomas Anderson: ‘Daniel retiring completely changes things’

By Adam Woodward

The American master talks Phantom Thread and preparing for a post-Daniel Day-Lewis future.

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