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This week, the critics discuss Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as a dressmaker and Vicky Krieps as his rebellious muse. The clothes and camerawork are gorgeous, but what will Oscar voters make of the film’s ending? Next, the gabbers head over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to tour the David Hockney exhibit. Curator Ian Alteveer teaches them about the cold wonder of Hockney’s work and explains how a curator puts together a retrospective of a living artist. Finally, the critics welcome June Thomas to the studio to discuss bullet journaling, the origins of the fad, and the aimless fun of clean lines and fancy pens.
Links to some of the things we discussed this week:
- Phantom Thread trailer
- Dana’s review of Phantom Thread
- The David Hockney exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- The bullet journaling video
- “Why Is Bullet Journaling Popular? It Makes You Feel Productive for Doing Just About Anything,” by June Thomas in Slate
Dana: The Star Wars Bad Lip Reading video “SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now)”
Outro: “123” by Girlpool
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This podcast was produced by Benjamin Frisch. The production assistant is Daniel Schroeder.