Phantom Thread (2018)

The Very Best

8.4

Movie

China, United Kingdom
English, French
Drama, Romance
2018
PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
Amber Brabant, Amy Cunningham, Brian Gleeson
130 min

What it's about

In 1950s London, renowned British dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock comes across Alma, a young, strong-willed woman, who soon becomes ever present in his life as his muse and lover.

The take

A flawless Daniel Day‑Lewis stars in this thought-provoking romance. He plays a successful dressmaker in post-second-World-War London who falls for a waitress while on an excursion to the countryside. It's hard to tell you what this movie is about without ruining the story for you but I can tell you how it made me feel: it kept me guessing the whole time. Day-Lewis' character is so masterfully played that I felt that every move he made was calculated and that every line meant something. Plus, expect stunning dresses, beautiful country-side sequences, and an all-around gorgeous aesthetic experience.

Comments

Just want to add that Daniel Day-Lewis said this is his last movie ever! One more reason to watch.

A friend compared this movie to reading a good novel and that’s how I felt as well.

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