Phantom Thread Review

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phantom thread

See it. 8.5/10

What a way to retire from acting. Daniel Day-Lewis, we salute you Good Sir!

Phantom Thread makes for a welcome return to great filmmaking by Paul Thomas Anderson, whilst also being a fitting send-off for one of the finest actors of the past decade.

Highlighting another example of Anderson’s versatility, the film follows the life of a renowned designer and dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis). We pick up his journey of being an icon in the fashion world, as he begins a romantic relationship with a new flame. She quickly goes from being his muse to his lover and then his full-time partner, and it’s this breadth of changes that make up the entirety of the story. But this isn’t a romantically infused love affair of a film, but rather a complex psychological erotic drama that will be like no relationship you’ve ever seen.


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