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Phantom Thread (2017)

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Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
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Paul Thomas Anderson's new film Phantom Thread marks the eighth feature film that the director has also written. Discover other films he has both written and directed.

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Sue Clark ...
Biddy
Joan Brown ...
Nana
Harriet Leitch ...
Pippa
Dinah Nicholson ...
Elsa
Julie Duck ...
Irma
Maryanne Frost ...
Winn
Elli Banks ...
Elli
Amy Cunningham ...
Mabel
Amber Brabant ...
Amber
Geneva Corlett ...
Geneva
Juliet Glaves ...
Florist
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Johanna
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Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. Written by Focus Features

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,081,778, 11 January 2018
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Before the film's title was announced, "Phantom Threads" was a name seen on several vans while filming some scenes on location. See more »

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[from trailer]
Alma: [to Reynolds] Whatever you do, do it carefully.
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A Meticulous, Layered Drama from Paul Thomas Anderson
5 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of director Paul Thomas Anderson's films (except for "Inherent Vice,") and was really looking forward to seeing this. After finally seeing it tonight, I can confirm that it does not disappoint. This delicate and utterly elegant period drama about a fictional tailor known as Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel-Day Lewis) relationship with a young woman played by Vicky Krieps. From its first frames, it is clear that PTA has paid sublime attention to detail with this film. Each scene feels truly finely crafted with a level of intense precision uncommonly found in even sophisticated filmmaking today. The sets, costumes and score are simply masterful and well worth the price of admission alone.

From a somewhat more tangible standpoint, Anderson's drama further delivers the goods. The acting is very strong, as the film's performances can feel slightly subdued and low-key before creeping up on the viewer to create a sharp but simple impact. The movie's script is a delight, managing to pull of a genuine hat-trick by feeling both simple and complex at the same time. With a tone reminiscent of a classical romantic drama with Gothic and even some Shakespearean undertones, the tightly but grippingly paced drama that unfolds is both entertaining and enthralling for its audience. While PTA's films are not always known for their senses of humor, "Phantom Thread" is surprisingly very funny at times. The film's use of irony is also immensely clever, as dramatic and situational irony are both used in clever and impactful manners--both when the audience most and least expects them to arrive and occur. While some might criticize the film for being slightly slow at times, patient viewers will find much to savor--and commend--here. Highly recommended. 9/10


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