2h 10min | Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson | USA | Drama, romance
Nominated — Golden Globes
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama – Daniel Day-Lewis
- Best Original Score – Motion Picture – Jonny Greenwood
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Lesley Manville
- Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) – Jonny Greenwood
- Best Achievement in Costume Design – Mark Bridges
- Best Achievement in Directing – Paul Thomas Anderson
- Best Motion Picture of the Year – JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi
Set in the glamour of 1950’s 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, debutantes 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. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.
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A vivid slice of pop culture history-an irresistible, soapy mix of jealousy, competition and class warfare, fortified by powerful performances and unexpected emotional resonance.
Ann Hornaday | Washington Post | Full review
If this is indeed the end for Day Lewis, it is a fitting final bow. It’s a treat to watch him drink your milkshake one last time.
Adam Graham | Detroit News | Full review
Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread casts a remarkable spell; it wraps around you, like a delicately scented cashmere shawl woven from music and color and astonishing faces.
Moira MacDonald | Seattle Times | Full review