Movies, The Oscars Special

Oscars 2018: Phantom Thread

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Movie info from RT:

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, 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. 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.

Here are my thoughts:

  • What I learned from this movie is love is exhausting.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis carried the whole movie.
  • It’s a beautiful depiction of how toxic love can be. I felt exhausted just by thinking about the relationship between the two leads.
  • The Phantom Thread can be a best picture frontrunner, it’s just that all the other nominated movies are amazing as well.

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