It's common nowadays to see people literally connected to their phones, and for most, it's the one thing thing they could not live without.
Around halfway through I'm Still Here, the 2010 documentary chronicling Joaquin Phoenix's short-lived rap career and apparent retirement from acting, he undertakes a shambolic press junket, snapping when a journalist asks if it's all a hoax.
There are few Hollywood directors from whom "event cinema" is personally expected, but Paul Thomas Anderson is one.
The race is on. The polls are in. We have a frontrunner in trouble. A muscular challenger making hay. Gaffes. Melt-downs. Campaign coffers swollen with cash.