Whether it’s Dirk Diggler’s phallic pep talk in Boogie Nights or Daniel Plainview’s slurping victory speech in There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson has a knack for writing organic, unspooling monologues that neatly capture a character’s inner life. Show More Summary
Concert documentaries are practically as old as the sitar, and films set in recording studios not much newer than that.But the music is the thing, and there are many things, from many different places, in “Junun,” a jolting jam session of a picture directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The piece, which...
It’s a brave new world for film distribution when the new movie by Paul Thomas Anderson can be legally watched online less than 24 hours after its premiere. There’s a reason, however, for that speedy turnover: Junun, which screened last...Show More Summary
Junun is a loose, homemade chronicle of the album of the same name, credited to Israeli composer/performer Tzur, Radiohead lead guitarist (and frequent Anderson score composer) Jonny Greenwood, and an assemblage of Indian musicians that dubbed themselves the Rajasthan Express. Show More Summary
In August, we learned that Paul Thomas Anderson was bringing a new documentary, Junun, to New York Film Festival. The doc follows frequent Anderson collaborator Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead fame), as he travels to India to record a new album with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur, and screened to largely positive reviews. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, we learned that Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood had gone to India to work on a new album with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and with the Rajasthan Express, a qawwali group from northwest India. The great director Paul Thomas Anderson went with them to film a documentary about the process, and he and Greenwood […]
Over the course of seven films, Paul Thomas Anderson has written a fair share of memorable monologues, from Earl Partridge’s deathbed regrets in Magnolia to Dirk Diggler’s closing recitation in front of the mirror in Boogie Nights. And...Show More Summary
Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, producer Nigel Godrich and Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur journeyed to Rajasthan in northwest India to record alongside regional musicians known as the Rajasthan Express. The result of those month-long recording sessions was Junun, Paul Thomas Anderson's documentary that captures the collaboration at work. In this exclusive...
MUBI is exclusively showing Anderson's new film Junun—here's how they did it and why you'll be seeing more from MUBI soon. "This is the biggest, most significant thing we've ever done in eight and a half years." Read Full Story
Premiering at the New York Film Festival tonight is the new documentary from Paul Thomas Anderson. Yep, he made a documentary in the last year, but it's only 54 minutes long (more, more!). The doc is about his friend and collaborator Jonny Greenwood, who he follows to the Mehrangarh Fort in India to be hosted by the Maharaja of Jodhpur. Show More Summary
The Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video for Joanna Newsom's "Divers," the title cut from her upcoming new album, will receive a theatrical release on October 16th. According to Newsom's label, Drag City, the video will screen through October 22nd in over 50 theaters across the U.S. A complete list of participating venues is available online,...
Junun, a documentary that Paul Thomas Anderson made on the sly, will premiere exclusively on subscription streaming platform MUBI on October 9, one day after it opens at the New York Film Festival, Variety reports. The documentary follows...Show More Summary
A new Paul Thomas Anderson movie is coming before the end of the year, but not to theaters. Junun, a documentary following Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur on a trip to India, will play exclusively on subscription streaming service MUBI, after debuting at the New York Film Festival. Show More Summary
Joaquin Phoenix is reuniting with one of his old buddies for his next project. Nope, we're not talking about Paul Thomas Anderson or James Gray. We're talking about M. Night Shyamalan. Variety reports that the two will team up for an untitled film from producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious). Show More Summary
Great Lane Brown interview with Quentin Tarantino for New York Magazine: Q: Who do you see as your competition right now? Are you competitive with someone like Paul Thomas Anderson? A: No. It’s a friendly thing. This might come across as egotistical, but I don’t really feel in competition with anybody anymore. Show More Summary
Alright, so Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood probably can’t pull off early-20th-century greed and misanthropy as convincingly as Daniel Day-Lewis, but does that make the award-winning composer’s life any less deserving of cinematic tribute? Longtime...Show More Summary
After composing the score for Paul Thomas Anderson's last three films, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood is finally stepping in front of the camera. Anderson will debut Junun, a documentary about Greenwood's new album, at this year's New York Film Festival. Earlier this year, Anderson accompanied Greenwood on a trip to Rajasthan... More »
It's no secret that director Paul Thomas Anderson likes Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s music: Greenwood composed the scores for multiple Anderson films, including There Will Be Blood and Inherent Vice, and the two are close friends. Now...Show More Summary
Whatever is in the air that led to three major filmmakers doing low key or even “secret” documentaries this year, we love it. Christopher Nolan just debuted Quay, his 8-minute short about animators the Quay Brothers. Noah Baumbach worked...Show More Summary
As far as Paul Thomas Anderson is concerned, 2015 has been one big long surprise party. First it was announced that Anderson was writing a live-action Pinocchio for Warner Bros., with nudge-nudge hints suggesting that he was also considering directing the project. Show More Summary