Cinemaholics Review: Phantom Thread, 12 Strong, Den of Thieves

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread is the newest film from director Paul Thomas Anderson, reuniting with Daniel Day-Lewis, one of my favorite actors in Hollywood (and one of the best cinematic performers of all time). I sat down with Will Ashton and special guest Kimber Myers of The Playlist to discuss the new movie, which also stars Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps.

In our Mini Reviews segment, we covered a wide range of different movies, from the patriotic true story war film 12 Strong to the laid-back airport romance flick Forever My Girl. Plus Den of Thieves, a new heist action movie starring Gerard Butler, along with a quick review of The Alienist, a new show coming to TNT. Netflix has a new original film out called Step Sisters from the same director of Drumline. And an under-the-radar VOD release called Mom and Dad starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair.

We also took some time to discuss the impending Oscar nominations (now made public), so you can hear how wrong or right our predictions were. 

Question for you: We want to finally do a giveaway on Cinemaholics. If you have any suggestions on the type of prize or how the giveaway could be run, please leave us your thoughts in the comments.


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6 thoughts on “Cinemaholics Review: Phantom Thread, 12 Strong, Den of Thieves

  1. So Kimber was right about Greta Gerwig getting nominated (nice). Correct about Tiffany Haddish not getting a nom, sadly. Will was right about Get Out (nice), Post, Dunkirk, Shape of Water (all nice). Jon was right about Phantom Thread (nice), right about Big Sick getting overlooked except for screenplay (good call). Jon was right about I, Tonya not getting Best Picture nom (good call). Will was right about Call Me By Your Name (yay).

    Dang, you guys nailed it.

  2. I saw 12 Strong and thought it was alright. Agreed with Will that it should have been called Horse Soldiers. Hope you guys do a giveaway! Maybe a blu-ray of Brigsby Bear?

  3. Great episode/review. I seriously can’t wait for you all to talk Oscars, especially dad. Will the Oscars get their own episode this week?

  4. Good episode as always. Kimber is one of your best guests yet. She was well-spoken and contributed a lot to the conversation. Also I think giveaway is a great idea. Maybe a signed Pixar Theory book?

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